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Derek Jeter’s 3,000 hits: breaking down the hits

Jul 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

Derek Jeter, John Jaso AP

Some facts and figures on Jeter’s now 3,000 hits:

- Jeter has played in 2,362 major league games.  He’s collected five hits in two of them.  Here’s the breakdown:

Five hits: 2
Four hits: 35
Three hits: 217
Two hits: 628
One hit: 943
Zero hits: 537

- 2,972 of his hits have come as a shortstop. He has 27 as a designated hitter and one as a pinch-hitter.

- 2,662 of them have come as a No. 1 or No. 2 hitter, so, logically, he has more hits in the first inning than any other. He has 656 first-inning hits, compared to just 161 in the second inning. The third (440) and fifth (361) are his next favorite innings. He has 46 career hits in extras.

- Jeter has 237 homers, 62 triples and 480 doubles. To look at it another way, eight percent of his hits are homers, two percent triples, 16 percent doubles and 74 percent singles.

- One other way: he ranks 21st all-time in singles, 74th in doubles, 227th in homers and 479th in triples.

- 557 of his hits have come on the first pitch of his at-bat. He has just 12 career hits in 3-0 counts.

- 1,510 of hits have come at the Yankee Stadiums, compared to 1,490 elsewhere.

- He has 2,204 hits against right-handers, 796 versus left-handers.

- As I broke down previous days, his most hits against any pitcher is 32 off Tim Wakefield. Against a team, it’s 303 versus the Orioles.

- His first two career hits came off Seattle’s Tim Belcher on May 30, 1995. Both were singles. As was his third hit off Randy Johnson a day later.

- He’s had 121 hits leading off a game and six ending them. Five of his game-ending hits were singles, while he had his lone walkoff homer in 2005 against Keith Foulke and the Red Sox.

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