Derek Jeter moved to seventh on the all-time baseball hitters list with three knocks on Monday against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, moving him to 3,420.
Jeter moves up but Yankees struggle
The Yankees legend is now just ten hits behind sixth-placed Honus Wagner (3,430) when he overtook Carl Yastrzemski's total of 3,419.
Despite Jeter’s hits the Yankees fell to a 4-2 defeat against the Rangers to lose their third straight game.
A bottom of the fifth calamity by the Yankees saw four runs leaked off of five hits and a walk which effectively won the game for the Rangers.
With Chris Gimenez at second base, Elvis Andrus hit a double to down to left field which saw Gimenez home.
Alex Rios then singled to get Andrus to third before Adrian Beltre doubled on a line drive down left field. His hit saw Andrus score and Rios creep to third base.
Next up was Jim Adduci who managed a walk which left J. P. Arencibia to single down centre field which enabled Rios and Beltre to complete the scoring.
But aside from the Rangers win the memories of Monday night will focused on Jeter’s history-making hits.
The 40-year-old, who will retire at the end of the season, made his Yankees debut in May 1995 and has won the World Series five times in his 19-year MLB career.
Jeter was named captain of the Yankees in 2003 and his personal career highlights include becoming an All-Star a staggering 14 times and being awarded World Series MVP in 2000.
The shortstop has sixth place on the all-time career hits list in his sights which he should take in the next few weeks, assuming Jeter stays injury free.
However, fifth on the list is Tris Speaker with 3,515.
Below is the top ten list of all-time baseball career hits:
1. Pete Rose, 4256
2. Ty Cobb, 4191
3. Hank Aaron, 3771
4. Stan Musial, 3630
5. Tris Speaker, 3515
6. Honus Wagner, 3430
7. Derek Jeter, 3420
8. Carl Yastrzemski, 3419
9. Paul Molitor, 3319
10. Eddie Collins, 3314