Derek Jeter Passes Yaz, Maybe Ties Honus Wagner for 7th On ALL Time Hits List?

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By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

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Derek Jeter had 3 base hits in last night’s 4 – 2 loss to the Texas Rangers.  In doing so, the man now has 3420 hits for his career.

Carl Yastrzemski had 3419 to hold onto the 8th spot previously, but Jeter’s 3420th hit seems to be confusing when you look at the websites of both http://www.mlb.com and http://www.baseballreference.com

BBREF has Honus Wagner listed at 3420, which would have El Capitan tying that mark last night, while MLB has Wagner listed at 3430 Career Hits.

All will be a moot point when Jeter passes the 3431 hits plateau in a few weeks, and shortly after that he should nestle into the 6th slot for good, when he passes Cap Anson.

For those that still don’t give Derek Jeter the respect he deserves, the man also is the Career Hits leader ever for an Infielder.

Of his 3420 base knocks. 3337 have come as a SS and 81 at the DH position, which is ahead of Wagner, Anson, and Eddie Collins.

The other 2 hits come via pinch hitting.

Wagner and Anson both saw some time in the Outfield during their time.

Out of the Infielders currently in the game of baseball, Miguel Cabera may have a chance to beat Jeter if he remains a 1st baseman.

At just at age 31, Cabrera has netted 1680 hits.  But this may be a hard task to fathom, as the man could see more of his AB come as A DH later.

Alex Rodriguez has 2834 hits as an Infielder, so he is 2nd to Jeter in both active leaders in hits, and Infield Hits.

Adrian Beltre, who has a legitimate shot (like A-Rod) for 3000 hits, has 2458 of his 2530 Lifetime base knocks coming from the hot corner.

At age 35, and no signs of slowing down (.314/.358/.538) – with 651 hits in 531 GP for the Texas Rangers, Beltre seems to be better as he becomes older.

Last year he even led the AL with 199 hits.

Like A-Rod though, the majority of his AB may come as a DH in a few years.

A few years ago, one might have said Albert Pujols could do some damage towards this mark too.

Well, the current Angel will have a good look at 3000 hits, (with 2459 already at age 34), I am thinking the DH role will suit him in a few seasons from now.

Also with that, he played a couple of years as an Outfielder.

Robinson Cano does have 1777 hits in the Majors thus far, and 1736 have them have come at 2B.  h

The former Yankee might be quite prolific for a few years at smacking nearly 200 hits a year, but somewhere he should be employed as a DH as well.

Derek Jeter has been a model of consistency for his entire career.

2013 withstanding, which he was hurt with his broken ankle from the 2012 playoffs, this man has been good for about 190 – 210 hits a year on average.

The Yankees Captain has put forth 7 – 200 hit campaigns. and 3 others over the 190+ hit mark.

Not counting 1995 (only 15 games) and 2013 (17 games) Jeter only has fallen below 162 hits in a season once, and that was due to an injury during the 2003 year, where he hit 156 base knocks in only 119 games for a .324 Batting Average.

Out of his 17 full seasons heading into 2014, the man had posted .300 BA or better in 12 of those seasons – with batting between .290 – .300 for 4 of the other 5 years.

Really until this season completes, 2010 would be his worst full year. with a .270 BA – and he still smacked 179 hits in 157 games played in.

Jeter’s 162 game average puts him at 206 hits for his average campaign even up to now, after he has appeared in 2695 Career Games.

Just to give you some insight how incredible that is, Lou Gehrig has a mark of 204 hits for his 162 Average.

Ty Cobb, the career batting average leader had an average of 224 hits/per 162.

Ichiro has 2805 MLB hits, but also tallied 1273 knocks in the NPBL.  At 4078 hits professionally, he joins Ty Cobb (4192) and Peter Rose (4256) as the only members of that club.  Can he hang on to pass either for hits, maybe not.  Jeter and Suzuki have combined for 7498 pro hits.

Ichiro has 2805 MLB hits, but also tallied 1278 knocks in the NPBL. At 4083 hits professionally, he joins Ty Cobb (4192) and Peter Rose (4256) as the only members of that club. Can he hang on to pass either for hits, maybe not. Jeter and Suzuki have combined for 7503 pro hits.  Suzuki is in the last year of his contract, and after hitting above .300 for much of this year, has fallen all the way back to .270.  Suzuki is 40 years of age like Jeter, but has not committed to retiring after 2014.

Ichiro Suzuki, who also doesn’t receive enough credit for his 10 straight 200+ hit seasons to start his career, has averages 211 base knocks per 162.

Recently passed Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn averaged 209 hits/per 162.

As prolific as Wade Boggs was during his career, he is at 200 hits/per 162.

Keep in mind I am not downplaying any of these other hitters, as most of them were better OBP guys than Jeter, took more walks on so forth…It is just an illustration of how consistent #2 has been.

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It was too bad the horrific 2012 injury robbed him of a full season in 2013, otherwise Jeter would have made it to the top 5 list of ALL – Time for sure.

Jeter is just 95 hits behind Tris Speaker, and quite likely, would have passed Stan Musial‘s 3630 knocks for 4th on the ALL – Time List.

Under the radar, is that the 40 Year Old just cracked the top 10 ALL – Time for AB (10988), and will pass Dave Winfield (11003) and Robin Yount (11008) in less than a week. for 7th on the list.

Jeter also ranks 10th in Runs Scored ALL – Time with 1910 runs, which is 39 behind Stan Musial, and only 9 behind A-Rod (although you have to figure the Yankees suspended 3B will pass him again past this year.

The Yankees SS also leads many of lifetime PostSeason marks: GP (158) Hits (200) Runs (111) AB (650) PA (734) 2B (32),  TB (302)  and is Tied for 1st in 3B (5).

His .308 Playoff BA will be similar to his final end BA in regular season.

So the next time we hear some yahoo call him ‘overrated’, we have been armed with the knowledge that this guy is one of the best players of ALL – Time, and a 1st time Hall Of Famer.

Derek Jeter is a 5 time World Series Winner, but also appeared in 7 Fall Classics, and 9 ALCS during his 17 full years.  The Yankees have not had a losing season since the Captain has arrived, and only missed the playoffs in 2008 and 2013, although Jeter only partook in 17 Games during last campaign.

Derek Jeter is a 5 time World Series Winner, but also appeared in 7 Fall Classics, and 9 ALCS during his 17 full years. The Yankees have not had a losing season since the Captain has arrived, and only missed the playoffs in 2008 and 2013, although Jeter only partook in 17 Games during last campaign.

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at http://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/
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