Derek Jeter is continuing to set milestones in the final season of this hall of fame career. Jeter racked up career hit number 3,431 yesterday in a loss to the Indians, moving him into sixth place on the career hits list, according to MLB.com.
Jeter, 40 passed legendary shortstop Honus Wagner with the hit, he now has more career hits than anyone to every place the position. Jeter handled the milestone with his usual humility.
” I try not to think about it,” Jeter said. “Today, like I said, Honus Wagner, he’s the last one who played short at all. That one hits home a little. Any time you pass guys like that, it’s kind of overwhelming.”
Jeter, who announced at the beginning of the season that it would be his last, will likely not get the 84 hits needed to pass Tris Speaker for 5th place.