Derek Jeter passes Cal Ripken Jr. on all-time hits list
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter recorded the 3,185th hit of his career in the first inning of Friday's game against the White Sox, breaking a tie for 14th on the all-time hit list with Cal Ripken Jr.
With his first-inning double against the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, Derek Jeter passed Cal Ripken Jr. on the all-time hit list with 3,185. He's now in 14th place on the list, 57 behind Nap Lajoie for 13th.
"Congratulations to Derek on passing me on the all-time hits list," Ripken said in a statement released by the Yankees. "Derek has been such a special player for such a long time and I am happy to see him continue to play at a high level. He represents the game and the Yankees wonderfully, and I hope that he continues to play and continues to give all of us baseball fans great memories."
Jeter, 38, increased his batting average to .306 on the season.