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Derek Jeter moves into 12th place on all-time hits list

Aug 21, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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

Derek Jeter went 4-for-5 with a homer last night, passing Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie and moving into a tie with Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for 12th place on the all-time hits list with 3,255.

Next up on the list is Willie Mays with 3,283 hits, so Jeter is likely just a couple weeks from passing Mays and moving into 11th place.

And there’s an outside chance he could also move past Eddie Collins, who ranks 10th with 3,315 hits. Jeter has averaged 1.4 hits per game so far this season and the Yankees have 40 games left, so if Jeter plays every game and maintains that exact pace he’d add another 56 hits to give him 3,311.

  1. thatyankeedude - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    But I thought Derek jeter was a has been. Oh well I guess he really is one of the best still in the game

    • dondada10 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      I give Jeter credit. He has bounced back from his below standard ’10-’11. But the Yanks need to move him off short.

      • baron30 - Aug 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

        oh yeah no doubt..he is totally murdering the Yankees postseason hopes, they are barley limping through the regular season.

      • dondada10 - Aug 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

        UZR and +/- both have him as the worst shortstop in the majors. You Yankee fans are too funny when it comes to defending Jeter’s glove.

    • thefalcon123 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      He was hitting .257 with a .649 OPS on July 7th. As a 37 year old coming off his worst season, I think saying he was done was a pretty fair assessment. It’s a testament to him that he has bounced back and is once again an excellent hitter.

  2. Ben - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    It’s really amazing how quickly he’s bounced back from sexual reassignment surgery to keep knocking in hits.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      But you don’t have the balls to say that to his face!

      (ugh, I feel so dirty)

    • badintent - Aug 22, 2012 at 1:29 AM

      To all the Red Sox fans that gave thumbs up to this comment, We sent you Bobby V to manage your sexually challenged players. And please don’t inject that liquid Viagra in your penis, that’s only for porn actors. Have some Boston Pizza nd throw up.

  3. steveflack - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    When it’s all said and done, he’s probably the greatest player of his generation.

    • Ben - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

      A-Rod, and it’s not even close.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

        Barry Bonds?

      • Ben - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM

        People forget how early Bonds came up–’86, a full 8 years before Jeter and A-Rod. Anyway, their respective WAR graphs.

        http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=826,1274

      • steveflack - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:51 AM

        The PED issue and diminishing stats really put a black on eye on A-Rod’s career.

        Plus, y’know, he’s A-Rod. I don’t think people are going to look back at his career and go “Man, we didn’t really appreciate him enough.” I think they’re going to say, “Man, sure hate that guy.”

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:14 PM

        People forget how early Bonds came up–’86, a full 8 years before Jeter and A-Rod. Anyway, their respective WAR graphs.

        It’s more of a question on the use of generation, where does it begin and end? Is ’01 too late to include Pujols? What about ’88 for Randy Johnson?

      • deathmonkey41 - Aug 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM

        Ken Phelps

    • thefalcon123 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      …except for Rodriguez, Pujols and Chipper Jones. Depending on how far you want to go back, Bonds and Griffey were better too.

      There’s no shame in merely being awfully great.

    • dan1111 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      If you’re someone who heavily marks people down for (getting caught) using steroids, then Jeter is in the mix. Otherwise, no.

      • baron30 - Aug 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        kiss the rings.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

        Luis Sojo > Ted Williams, amirite? B/c well, rings…

  4. protectthishouse54 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Batting .326 and leading the league in hits. #lookatmenow

  5. mybrunoblog - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    I think Jeter can’t be dismissed as a legitimate MVP candidate. Now I understand there are a few guys in front of him at this point but there are 40 games left so things could change. With all their injuries where would the Yankees be without him?

    • lardin - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM

      I agree, for me hes third or fourth behind Trout and Cabrera and maybe Hamilton….

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM

        3rd or 4th in the league? That’s a bit high don’t you think? He’s got the worst walk rate among starters on the Yanks, and the worst ISO. Using wRC+ so we don’t even factor in defense, which is abysmal, he’s 6th, only one pt ahead of Teixeira (removed Gardner, Wise, and Ichiro due to playtime).

      • thefalcon123 - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM

        Let’s see:

        He ranks 14th in OBP, 34th in Slugging, and 59th in WAR.

        He’s having a good year, but let’s not go crazy guys. He is faaaaaaaar away from the MVP.

  6. steveflack - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Also, MLB’s official stats page has him tied for 11, with Mays at 10, and Collins at 9. Where’s this “Jeter at 12″ business coming from?

  7. SteelyMcBeam6 - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    As much as I hate the Yankees…and I mean I really fucking despise them (red sox fan haha) I respect the hell out of Derek jeter.

  8. chicagosworth - Aug 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Amazing what you can accomplish without being on Da Juice.

  9. timpaz - Aug 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Congrats on another great season,the Boss would be proud.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      Springsteen?

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      Yes, I’m sure Springsteen is very proud.

      Bruce was “the Boss” before Steinbrenner as far as I’m concerned.

      • rich7041 - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:03 PM

        Or maybe not:

        http://mjschriner.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/okay-george-youre-the-boss/

  10. brockw82 - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Uh, sorry, I can give you ARod and Pujols but Chipper is not as great as Jeter.

    • tommyshih - Aug 21, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      Actually Chipper has been better on a per year basis (the 2 first years on Chipper’s line he missed due to a torn ACL), has more peak years and has accumulated 13 more WAR over the same number of years (those 2 missing years means they’ve played the same number of years). http://www.fangraphs.com/graphsw.aspx?players=826,97

      • badintent - Aug 22, 2012 at 1:34 AM

        Lets compare Jeter in the playoffs and WSs !! No contest. Chipper good player but not the $$ time guy Jeter is . Period

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 22, 2012 at 9:28 AM

        Lets compare Jeter in the playoffs and WSs !!

        Let’s do it:

        Derek Jeter

        Regular Season: .314/.382/.449
        Post Season: .307/.374/.465

        So he hits slightly less, walks a little bit less, but hits for a little more power (.008 difference in OPS) so he’s essentially the same person in the playoffs as he is in the regular season. It’s almost like if you get enough plate appearances, the extremes will level out…

      • thefalcon123 - Aug 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

        Great point BadIntent! Derek Jeter was a much better GM than Chipper Jones and did a great job signing all those guys to play around him.

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