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Derek Jeter Becomes MLB's New Active Hits Leader

NEW YORK - APRIL 30:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees follows through on a seventh inning two run triple against the Chicago White Sox on April 30, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Double G SportsCorrespondent IMay 3, 2010

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reached another milestone this past weekend and did so quietly.

Not much mention was made of baseball's poster boy after he took over the active hits lead.

As of today, Jeter has 2,781 hits and has overtaken Ken Griffey Jr. for the active lead. Griffey has 2,776 as I write this.

It is quite a feat for Jeter to already catch "Junior." Griffey already had over 1,000 hits by the time Jeter came to the Majors.

Yes, Griffey's career has been drastically slowed by various injuries, and we can only assume how much of a star he would have been if healthy throughout. It is still an amazing accomplishment for the Yankees captain to overtake Griffey at this point.

Read more about Jeter's accomplishment at Double G Sports.

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