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Video: Derek Jeter ties Honus Wagner on all-time hits list

Aug 8, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into a tie with Honus Wagner for sixth on baseball’s all-time hits list tonight when he hit a grounder up the middle in the first inning against Indians starter Trevor Bauer. The single is number 3,430 of Jeter’s 20-year career. He would score later in the inning on a Carlos Beltran single. The Yankees hung a five-spot on Bauer.

Jeter will not be moving up to number five on the list, as Tris Speaker owns the spot with 3,514 hits. He would have to average nearly two hits a game for the rest of the season to get there.

On the season, Jeter has a .278/.330/.334 slash line with three home runs, 30 RBI, and eight stolen bases.

  1. tearlw - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Ummm, I think Derek Jeter is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but was that really a hit? I know the short stop made an unusual effort on the play, but the throw should have been caught, right? Am I crazy or should that be an E3?

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      You are most definitely correct sir.

      It was an error all the way.

      Not even a question.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:14 AM

        You people are so ignorant. Clearly, Jeter’s aura of unlimited greatness made the ball unplayable by a mere mortal, so it was obviously a hit all the way. Duh.

      • SocraticGadfly - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:22 AM

        “I want that scorer at every game.” — Big Papi

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:01 AM

        And he has to travel for away games.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 9, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      It wasn’t a hit, but let’s not go crazy. He was going to get the hit eventually, and he’s never going to catch the next player ahead of him, so in the greater scheme of things, I think you can relax.

      • tearlw - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        I’m plenty relaxed. Well, except for the inordinate amount of time I spend trying to figure out how far up the list he would have finished if he wasn’t hurt last year.

        Go Yankees!

      • lukedunphysscienceproject - Aug 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        Me too. My first comment was intended as more of a blocking comment against the Jeter haters that can’t wait to jump all over him every chance they get.

  2. yahmule - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    “He tied who now?”

    ~John Kruk

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:51 PM

      Well to be fair to John, he lost half his brains several years back you know…

    • tearlw - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

      I’m very annoyed I didn’t think of that first.
      Well done, sir.

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:03 AM

        That was a testicle/brain joke right? If so I got it and laughed,if not” I am offended Sir”.

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 9, 2014 at 8:32 AM

        Uh, that’s correct “Slappy”

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:08 AM

      Mr Kruk is wondering if there is any way to find out what positions any of these guys played. Like, is there still anyone around who saw them play or something?

  3. mlbfan8898 - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    That’s clearly an error. I love Jeter, but come on.

  4. Stiller43 - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    How is that a hit? The 1B just dropped it…

  5. tn16 - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    It’s a special jeter hit.

  6. twinfan24 - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Apparently the type of home official scorer that Papi wanted in Boston

  7. slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Love the comments.
    All kidding aside,if he had not of got hurt last year he would have had #5 and gunning for #4,plus the slash line looks pretty damn good for a 40 year old SS.

    Screw it,4/90 mil. He would take it.The Yanks would probably pay it.

  8. Mikhel - Aug 9, 2014 at 1:39 AM

    Only 6th place all time? pfffft!!! Overrated!!!!!

  9. jwbiii - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    Derek Jeter keeps making history, Part II

    King of Kong: Derek Jeter has just passed Dave Kingman on All-Time Strikeout List! Congrats El Captitan Englehorn! pic.twitter.com/Xr8FcWl4nn— Darren Viola (@RRepoz) August 9, 2014

  10. slappymcknucklepunch - Aug 9, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    The Trials and Travails of Saint Derek of Jeter.

    6:00 AM Lord Jeter is up and about a fortnight before his serving staff.
    Jeter: My good denizens,after bowing on your way out,make sure all my gift baskets are aligned at the proper 57 degree angle from my third davenport.(Bow out they do,as none dare make eye-contact with a TY.)
    7:00 AM. Lord Jeter demands that no less than 2 supermodels for every 3rd espn reporter can attend this orgy of his intangiables.
    9:16 AM;The deed is done,many will herald the great ones deeds this day.[Peter King for some reason]
    9:17 AM;Lord Jeter is at the ballpark(as if the laws of physics apply to a god of his caliber)and already telling ARod that he should go with a softer pink lip gloss “as it will bring out the color of your jelous eyes.
    9:32 to 11:45; Lord Jeter allows all the unwashed sportswriters to bathe his feet in glory.
    11:45 to !:09;Lord Jeter and his acolytes concoct a 13 course meal from nothing but bleach and shaving cream.
    1:10 to 3:30;Lord Jeter levitates and blesses unborn cancer-babies while also curing aids.
    4:00 til whenever

    Played a hell of a game and I will truly miss him when he is gone.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      Well done Slappy

  11. 27xwschamps - Aug 9, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    E5 all the way !!! Sorry Jeets

    • Paper Lions - Aug 9, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      You misspelled 3.

  12. tigertigerwoodsyall - Aug 9, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    Audit all hits….even homeruns….this is a travesty. How dare any player get favorable scoring while playing at home. Certainly, Derek Jeter is the first and only player to be given a questionable call from the scorer in his own ballpark. I’m suing somebody.

  13. aceshigh11 - Aug 9, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    People can make fun of Jeter all they want, but LOOK at that list. LOOK at the rarefied company he’s in with his hits total.

    That’s incredible. The guy has had an amazing career and, as someone above mentioned, had he not gotten hurt, he would have passed Speaker a well.

    Red Sox fan here, with nothing but respect for The Captain.

    • tearlw - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      Believe me, I’m not making fun of him. I happen to think all the adulation he’s getting this year is entirely deserved exactly because of the all time hit list. It’s insane to think we’re watching someone who’s gonna finish 6th on that list and hear so many people bitch about his defense. Are you kidding? Where were all the people complaining about Pete Rose’s or Hank Aaron’s fielding skills?
      Ugh. It drives me nuts.

  14. buccan33rz1976 - Aug 9, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    4,200 hits……. And still not in the HOF…. Unreal.

    • tearlw - Aug 9, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      His hit total isn’t why he isn’t in the Hall.

  15. wpjohnson - Aug 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    That “hit” brought back memories of a goodly number of Pete Rose “hits” in his run to pass Ty Cobb. Subjective scorers have greatly aided some hitters but no one has received more phantom hits than Rose. Still, no one with a scintilla knowledge of baseball would confuse him with Cobb.

  16. baseballlifestyle101 - Aug 9, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Reblogged this on Baseball Lifestyle101.

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