With a leadoff home run in the first inning on Tuesday night, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter passed Hall of Famer Eddie Murray and moved into sole possession of 11th place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list.
Jeter, 38, now has 3,256 career hits and continues to climb up the all-time list. On Monday night, Jeter passed Nap Lajoie after a 4-5 performance at the plate.
He has now passed eight former players this season, including Murray, Lajoie, Cal Ripken, George Brett, Paul Waner, Robin Yount, Tony Gwynn, and Dave Winfield. Next up on the list is Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who finished his career with 3,283 hits.
After a below-average month of June, the Yankees captain has bounced back with an MVP-caliber second half. Since the All-Star break, Jeter is batting .366 and is currently hitting .398 with three home runs in 20 games in the month of August.
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