With a single in the seventh inning last night Derek Jeter moved into a tie with Willie Mays for tenth place on MLB’s all-time hit list at 3,283. The Yankees captain bettered the Say Hey Kid this evening in his third plate appearance against Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price, who surrendered Jeter’s 3,000th hit.
The 13-time All-Star had already passed Dave Winfield, Tony Gwynn, Robin Yount, Paul Waner, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr., Nap Lajoie, and Eddie Murray this season before putting Mays in his rear view mirror as well.
Jeter is now batting .323, leads the majors with 197 hits, and is quickly closing in on his eighth 200-hit season. It would be his first since recording 212 in 2009. Not bad for being 38 years old and considered to be washed up after hitting .270 two years ago.