Yankees' Derek Jeter Looking to Climb Up MLB All-Time Hits List

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Yankees' Derek Jeter Looking to Climb Up MLB All-Time Hits List
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of eighth place on MLB's all-time hits list with a fourth-inning single in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The milestone base knock, Jeter's second of the night, brought his career total to 3,320 hits, one ahead of Paul Molitor (3,319).

Playing his final season, the Yankees shortstop is at the point in his career where new milestones seem to pop up every few days.

However, Jeter needs 100 more hits to surpass former Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (3,419 career hits) for seventh place on the all-time list. Whether Jeter's able to do so will depend on health, as a full season would give him more than enough time to pile up 100 hits, even if he struggles at the plate.

Looking past Yastrzemski, Jeter needs 111 more hits to pass Honus Wagner (3,430) for sixth place, while passing Wagner would also make the Yankee the all-time leader in hits among players who primarily played shortstop.

Assuming he doesn't change his retirement plans, the highest Jeter can climb on the all-time hits list is fifth place, which would mean collecting 196 more hits this season to pass Tris Speaker (3,515).

As hard as it is to imagine Jeter making a run at Speaker, the Yankee legend did surprise the world with a 216-hit season in 2012, which also marks the last time he was truly healthy.

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