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Derek Jeter passes Wade Boggs on all-time hit list

Jul 23, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

New York Yankees Derek Jeter hits single against the Oakland Athletics in New York

Derek Jeter passed his former teammate Wade Boggs for 25th on the all-time hit list with a two-run single to right field in the second inning last night against the Athletics.

Jeter, who batted second for the second straight game, went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a walk and a run scored in the 17-7 victory. It was just his second multi-hit game since he reached 3,000 hits two weeks ago.

The 37-year-old shortstop is batting .268/.329/.346 with three homers, 28 RBI and a .674 OPS in 356 plate appearances this season.

Jeter now has 3,012 hits for his career. Next up is Rafael Palmeiro, who is 24th all-time with 3,020 hits.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Were those first 2 RBI’s on an infield single as indicated on the SI.com site that I was using to follow the game? If so, how did it happen? Did the third RBI come on a bases loaded walk?

    • D.J. Short - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM

      Clean single to right past a diving Conor Jackson. Wasn’t an infield hit.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:16 AM

        Thank you.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Jul 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Bet he doesn’t beat Wade Boggs on the Cross-Country Miller Light drinking contest.

  3. thefalcon123 - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    I was surprised at how “few” hits Wade Boggs ended up with. It seems like he should have ended up with 3,500 hits!
    He’s the proud owner of one of the great peaks ever by a 3rd basemen that doesn’t get brought up as much as it should. From 1983 to 1989, Boggs average 211 hits, 103 walks and a .352/.446/.483 slash line, winning 5 batting titles, leading the league in OBP 6 times, OPS twice, WAR 3 times (with 3 other 2nd place finishes!). Absurd!

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM

      How old was Boggs when he became a MLB regular?

      • Kevin S. - Jul 23, 2011 at 2:27 PM

        http://tinyurl.com/3sspcpx

  4. jabberwock3 - Jul 23, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    All hail the Jeter! Another monumental, above-the-headline milestone attained! Kneel before his Yankificence! Await, as we all do, to discover, via every news source at our disposal, which is all of them, the next, to the uneducated soul, useless statistic. Praise the Steinbrenner and The Chosen One!

    • JBerardi - Jul 24, 2011 at 10:41 AM

      Yes. Chosen as the Yankees starting shortstop and leadoff hitter despite an inability to field the position or hit right handed pitching.

      It’s such a contradiction with Derek Jeter right now. He’s racking up the career achievement awards and people are speaking of him in glowing terms because of it. Meanwhile, he’s incredibly detrimental to his team right now. He’s plainly unqualified for the role the Yankees are committed to using him in. That contract is an absolute disaster, one that’s only partially mitigated by the Yankees massive financial resources. The Yankees won’t be hurt by wasting money– but they will be by wasting plate appearances and defensive innings.

      • Glenn - Jul 24, 2011 at 8:45 PM

        Apparently the truth is not always appreciated.

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