Derek Jeter Moves Into Eighth Place On The All-time Hits List Passing Paul Molitor
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of eighth place on the all-time hits list on Sunday. He singled in the third inning to tie Paul Molitor, then he singled again in the fourth to jump over him.
Here is the all-time hit list at the moment:
- Pete Rose – 4,256 hits
- Ty Cobb – 4,189
- Hank Aaron – 3,771
- Stan Musial – 3,630
- Tris Speaker – 3,514
- Honus Wagner – 3,420
- Carl Yastrzemski – 3,419
- Derek Jeter – 3,320
- Paul Molitor – 3,319
- Eddie Collins – 3,315
With a great season, Jeter could jump Tris Speaker to take over fifth place all-time. Jeter is retiring after the season and looks likely to call it a career with at least the sixth most hits in baseball history. That is something else.
Coming into Sunday’s game, Jeter was 2-for-11 with four walks on the season. Had he not missed almost all of 2013 with leg and ankle problems, he’d have a chance to finish his career as high as third place on the all-time hits list.
Cap Anson, who played during the 1800s, retired with 3,435 career hits, but pre-1900 hit totals are not recognized due to the unreliability of the information.