In another small note of greatness in the ongoing resume of Derek Jeter, the certain future Hall of Fame shortstop for the New York Yankees collected his 3,155th career hit today. That places him at No. 14 on Major League Baseball’s all-time career hits list past former Kansas City Royals icon George Brett. He needs 29 more to pass Orioles great Cal Ripken for No. 13.
Jeter was the sixth overall choice in the 1992 MLB Draft for the Yankees and joined the team three seasons later at the age of 21. He’s never left since and is now 38-years-old and enjoying another strong campaign. He’s hitting .342 so far in 2012 with his best OPS in four seasons. He also has 5 home runs and 18 RBI on the year.
In his career, Jeter has a .313 average 18 seasons with 1,795 runs, 245 home runs, 1,214 RBI and 342 stolen bases.