Going into tonight’s game against the Texas Rangers, Derek Jeter needed 3 hits to pass Carl Yastrzemski for 7th place on the All-Time hits list. He did just that with 2 singles and a double off Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, giving Jeter 3,420 career hits. Jeter is now 10 hits away from passing Honus Wagner for 6th place on the All-Time hits list.
What Derek Jeter has done throughout his career has been remarkable.
1996 AL Rookie of The Year (1998-2002, 2004, 2006-2012 and 2014)
14 time All-Star
5 time World Series Champion (96,98,99, 2000 and 2009
2000 World Series MVP
5 time Gold Glove (2004-2006, 2009-2010)
Silver Slugger award (2006-2009 and 2012)
2 time AL Hank Aaron Award (2006 and 2009)
1 time Roberto Clemente Award (2009)
New York Yankees Captain 2003-2014
Passing former Boston Red Sox Slugger Carl Yastrzemski on the All-Time hits list adds to Derek Jeter’s first ballot Hall of Fame Career. On April 8,1992, former Yankee scout Dick Groch made a scouting report on a 17-year-old kid who has turned out to have a Hall of Fame career, and a big reason for the Yankees success the past 2 decades.