(BOSTON) — New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list Thursday night, when he smacked a single, his 3,283rd career-hit, in the seventh-inning of the Yankees’ game versus the Red Sox.
“It’s pretty hard to believe if you think about it,” Jeter told the YES Network after the game, when talking about tying Mays. “But we’re trying to win games. And I’m pretty sure when the season’s over with, and I get a chance to reflect on it, I’ll realize how special it is. But anytime you tie Willie Mays in anything it’s special.”
Jeter had been taken out of the previous night’s game in the eighth-inning when he reaggravated an ankle injury he suffered the previous week versus the Rays. Yankees skipper Joe Girardi wasn’t even sure the 38-year-old shortstop would play Thursday until after batting practice.
The 13-time All-Star, leads baseball with 195 hits. He now trails Eddie Collins by 31 hits for ninth place on the all-time list.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN