Yankees' Derek Jeter 3rd Player with 3,000 Hits, 250 Home Runs and 350 Steals

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Yankees' Derek Jeter 3rd Player with 3,000 Hits, 250 Home Runs and 350 Steals
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After swiping two bags in Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has reached 350 career stolen bases. On its own, this may not seem like a major feat, but mixed with his 3,000 hits and 250 home runs, Jeter joined Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio as the only players to reach all three milestones, per ESPN Stats & Info

Among that heralded group, Jeter has collected the most career hits (3,374), while Henderson is tops in home runs (297) and also holds the all-time steals record (1,406). Henderson resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and although Biggio fell just shy in the last vote, it's likely his name will come up again down the road. 

Although Jeter has four 30-steal seasons in his career, his running game has slowed down a bit of late, as Wednesday night marked his first game with multiple steals since September 25, 2009, per ESPN Stats & Info. His 351 steals isn't too shabby of a career total, as it puts him at No. 108 on MLB.com's all-time steals leaderboard. 

Homers haven't been known as Jeter's forte either, although his 257 career long balls place him at ninth on the Yankees' franchise list. Not bad, especially considering that this list begins with names such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. 

Jeter's 3,374 hits entering Thursday are good for eighth on baseball's all-time list, as he's averaged 206 hits per 162 games during his 20-year career, per Baseball-Reference. With 45 more hits, The Captain will tie Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the list, and if he collects 57 more hits during his final season, he'll move past Honus Wagner for sixth.

 

All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise specified. 

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