Jeter passes Honus Wagner on career hit list

Jeter passes Honus Wagner on career hit list
August 9, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Derek Jeter needs 84 hits more this season, his final MLB season, to catch Tris Speaker at 3,515. (USATSI)

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner for sixth place on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.

Jeter led off the inning with a soft grounder off Corey Kluber that shortstop Jose Ramirez charged but failed to pick up with his bare hand. Jeter tied Wagner on Friday night with a grounder that Ramirez made a nice play on but the throw went off first baseman Carlos Santana's glove as the Yankees captain crossed the base.

Wagner's baseball career spanned 21 seasons and bridged two centuries from 1897-1927. He spent the bulk of his career (18 seasons) with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.

Jeter has said this will be his final season so moving up to fifth will be very difficult. He needs 84 hits to catch Tris Speaker at 3,515.

 

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