Although Saturday wasn’t a very good day for the Bronx Bombers as a whole – they got shut out by the Cleveland Indians 3-0 – it was historic for the man who has been the face of their franchise for almost two decades.
Shortstop Derek Jeter singled in the sixth inning off of Indians’ starting Corey Kluber, and in the process passed Honus Wagner to stand alone in sixth place on the all-time MLB hits list.
It was the 3,431st hit of Jeter’s 19 seasons as a big leaguer. He tied Wagner’s 3,430 hits on Friday against the Indians in a 10-6 Yankees win.
Jeter, who announced this would be his final season in February, entered the year with 3,316 hits. He had passed Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time list this season before moving past Wagner on Saturday.
The only players in history with more hits than Jeter are Pete Rose (4,256), Ty Cobb (4,191), Hank Aaron (3,771), Stan Musiel (3,630), and Tris Speaker (3,514).
This season, Jeter is hitting .276 with three home runs and 30 RBIs, playing 103 of the Yankees 116 game after a 2013 season where he played just 17.
See the historic hit below in video from MLB.com.