Jul 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter Passes Honus Wagner for Sixth in Hits

We’ve all seen it before from Derek Jeter, an infield single; a ball hit on the ground so perfectly almost every fan knows the umpire’s call will be safe.

In the sixth inning of the Cleveland Indians’ match-up against the New York Yankees, Jeter hit one of the most memorable infield singles—and hits—of his career. He passed legendary shortstop Honus Wagner for sole possession of sixth on the all-time hit list with 3,431 hits.

With that hit, Jeter is now the all-time leader in hits at the shortstop position.

This will most likely be Jeter’s last hits milestone; next on the list is Tris Speaker, who collected 3515 hits in his career. Jeter would need 84 hits in 46 games—something nearly impossible, even for Jeter.

With only two months remaining in the season Jeter is batting .276 with an on base percentage of .327. Hopefully he can end the season on a high note and push the Yankees into the playoffs.

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