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Derek Jeter hits 250th career home run

Aug 17, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

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Derek Jeter‘s liner to left field in the fifth inning Friday off Franklin Morales was his 250th career home run. He moved into fifth place all-time among players who have played at least half of their games at shortstop:

1. Alex Rodriguez – 644
2. Cal Ripken Jr. – 431
3. Miguel Tejada – 304
4. Robin Yount – 251
5. Derek Jeter – 250
6. Jose Valentin – 249
7. Vern Stephens – 247
8. Nomar Garciaparra – 229
9. Barry Larkin – 198
10. Jay Bell – 195

Jeter will likely finish his career third on the that list, considering that A-Rod’s tenure at third base is set to overtake his time at shortstop next year.

Jeter also moved into a tie for ninth place on the Yankees’ all-time home run list:

1. Babe Ruth – 659
2. Mickey Mantle – 536
3. Lou Gehrig – 493
4. Joe DiMaggio – 361
5. Yogi Berra – 358
6. Alex Rodriguez – 299
7. Bernie Williams – 287
8. Jorge Posada – 275
9. Derek Jeter – 250
9. Graig Nettles – 250

  1. deathmonkey41 - Aug 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Someone get that man a Derek Jeter gift basket…oh wait…

  2. beanster71 - Aug 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Who’s “Craig” Nettles?

    • southofheaven81 - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      I don’t know why but I thought Bernie had more than 287 homers for the Yankees. Jeter’s not a home run hitter but he’ll probably at least pass Jorge on that list before he retires.

      • Glenn - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

        Bernie had 287 homers during the regular season in his career,

  3. mybrunoblog - Aug 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Jeter will end up with over 3500 hits probably good for 4th or 5th all time. He won’t reach 300 homers. Three or four years from now when we look back at his stats we will have to say this guy was one of the most effective players of all time.
    Dare I say the list of greatest all time shortstops is small one but Jeter is right there.
    He just exudes a great work ethic and clutch play. Yankee fans are proud to have this guy Captain our team.

  4. bigjimatch - Aug 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Congrats on taking almost 20 years to hit 250 homers!

    • southofheaven81 - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      Dude is probably going to have more hits than Willie Mays before the end of the year. Do you have more hits than Willie Mays? No? Then shut the fuck up.

      • pisano - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

        southofheaven81 …Well said. I have to admit I was pissed when the Yankees gave him that last contract, but he’s proved he’s far from finished, and I eat my words.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:55 PM

        More hits…..but 1400 fewer total bases.

        Someone needs to hit the gym.

        (Also, if you ever consider comparing the hitting ability of a guy who has OPS+ed 117 to one who OPS+ed 156 again….maybe you should instead spend that time reflecting on who you are as a person)

  5. tfbuckfutter - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Random stats like “most HRs by someone who has played more games at SS than anywhere else” are funny to me.

    Did you know Jeter is third on the list of players to hit doubles in night games broadcast on Fox when the temperature at game time exceeding 28 degrees celcius?

    You may not know it, but Yankee fans do….and they regularly suggest that it’s a reason that he should win the MVP every year.

  6. freeagentsignee - Aug 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Congratulations Derek! Go for 300 HR’s.

    • tfbuckfutter - Aug 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM

      Do beer league softball HRs count? Cause he might have a shot then.

      Or are you suggesting a guy who is 38 will hit 50 HRs before retiring even though he’s only hit 45 in the last 4 years (not counting this one)?

      Hell, why not say “Go for 400!” or “Go for 714!”?

      • freeagentsignee - Aug 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM

        Hell, go for 762 HR HR’s.
        FYI, Jeter should play for three or four more years. If he has 10 to 15 HR’s a year, he will get at least 50.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM

        3 or 4 years at 10 to 15 HRs a year does not equal “at least 50″.

    • freeagentsignee - Aug 24, 2012 at 3:59 AM

      Let me rephrase. It will equal AROUND 50. And, FYI, Jeter already had 253. By year’s end, he should have around 260. For the next years, he just needs 10+.

  7. muir6 - Aug 17, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    The man

  8. jgreiner9 - Aug 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Jeter also passed Babe Ruth tonight with 16 seasons of double digit home runs for the Yankees. Babe Ruth only had 15 for the yanks.

  9. rbi00 - Aug 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    “Derek Jeter‘s liner to right field in the fifth inning Friday off Franklin Morales was his 250th career home run”

    – that is one crazy home run, considering it landed in the left field seats…dont you have to watch the game in order to write columns on it??

    • deathmonkey41 - Aug 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM

      Hey, if one bullet put three holes in JFK’s head, then a HR can take a magic turn and land in the left field seats even though it was hit to right field.

    • Matthew Pouliot - Aug 18, 2012 at 1:06 AM

      Actually, that’s the kind of stupid error I tend to make when I am watching. I would have been more careful if I didn’t see it.

  10. bigjimatch - Aug 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Only people with more hits then Willie Mays can comment on baseball?!? Captain Intagibles is now better than Willie Mays?!! Now I have heard it all. I can wait to see the Yankee line up four years from now, anchored around Jeter, ARod, Tex, and out of shap Cano and whatever overthe hill free agent busts they sign between now and then.

    What the best part about being a Yankees fan? No intelligence required.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

      How much intelligence was required to make a bunch of assumptions with no evidence to back them up? Only two of the four you mentioned are guaranteed to be there in ’16 with that being the last year of Tex’s contract, and Arod having only one more after that.

      Btw, keep making comments about how the Yanks do nothing but buy over the hill free agents, they’ll keep winning games making trades and bringing up players from the farm system that’s somehow always overlooked.

  11. rooney24 - Aug 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Though I think Jeter has been overrated at times, at least by Yankee fans, he has been very productive for a very long time. Some have been complaining because he hasn’t hit as many HRs as others. But, that has not been his job. He has usually been a top of the order table setter. Even Yankee haters should respect what he has done, and is still doing after it looked like he was done a couple years ago.

  12. freeagentsignee - Aug 24, 2012 at 3:55 AM

    Let me rephrase. It will equal AROUND 50. And, FYI, Jeter has already has 253. By year’s end, he should have around 260. For the next four years, he just needs 10+.

    • freeagentsignee - Aug 24, 2012 at 4:00 AM

      This is an error. This should have been a reply.

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