May 1, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT
Derek Jeter went 3 for 4 with a triple, a homer and four RBI, leading the Yankees past the White Sox 6-4.
Of greater significance than the win: the hit gave him 2,778 for his career, which put him past Ken Griffey, Jr. for the lead among active players. Griffey, of course, had a six year head start, but they were evened up when the real Ken Griffey, Jr. was abducted by the Tralfamadorians ten years ago and was replaced by an imposter who the aliens mistakenly implanted with a performance chip that was designed to replicate a late-career Ellis Burks. A shame, really.
Career-wise, Jeter is now 45th on the all-time list, but he’ll pass a whole bunch of guys this season. Barring injury or Tralfamadorian abduction, he’ll join the 3,000 hit club some time next season.
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