Jeter passes Honus Wagner; O'Neill honored by Yankees

Jeter passes Honus Wagner; O'Neill honored by Yankees
August 9, 2014, 4:15 pm
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By D.J. Short, Hardball Talk

After tying Honus Wagner for sixth on MLB’s all-time hits list last night, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into sole possession this afternoon with an infield single against Indians right-hander Corey Kluber in the bottom of the sixth inning. He now has 3,431 hits in his career.

Jeter tapped a slow roller to the left side of the infield which third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall attempted to pick up on the bare-hand, but he couldn’t make the play. Check out the video below:

 

His last two hits haven’t been the prettiest, but they still count as much as the rest of them. Tris Speaker (3,515) is in fifth place on the all-time hits list, so this is almost certainly as high as Jeter will be able to climb in his final season. Of course, the top-four consist of Pete Rose (4,256), Ty Cobb (4,191), Hank Aaron (3,771), and Stan Musial (3,630). Quite a group.

It was part of a big day in Yankee-land that ended with a disappointing 3-0 loss to the Indians. Before the game, ex-Jeter teammate Paul O'Neill was honored with a plague in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park: