Derek Jeter Passes Wagner for Sixth on All-Time Hits List
(NEW YORK) — Derek Jeter passed the only shortstop remaining on the all-time hits list on Saturday in the bottom of the sixth inning with a base hit off Indians pitcher Corey Kluber.
Jeter is set to retire at the end of the season and Honus Wagner was the last person he could probably reach when the season started.
“Honus Wanger, he is the last one on the list who has played shortstop,” Jeter said. “That one hits home a little bit. Anytime you pass guys that have had the careers that they’ve had, it is kind of overwhelming.”
The 40-year-old shortstop collected his 3,431 hit off of Kluber, but the Indians shut out the Yankees, 3-0.
Tris Speaker, who sits at No. 5 on the all-time hits list, has 3,514 hits.
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