It was actually a slow night for Derek Jeter on Thursday as he only went 1-for-5, but that one gave him 3110 hits for his career which ties him with Dave Winfield for 18th on the all-time MLB hit list.
“Your name next to his in anything you do is probably considered to be pretty special,” Jeter told Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com. “I’ve gotten to know Dave throughout the years and I respect him as a player and more so as a person. I’m happy to be tied with him.”
Jeter shouldn’t have much trouble reaching the next four Hall of Famers ahead of him. He’ll tie Tony Gywnn at 3,141, Robin Yount at 3,142, Paul Waner at 3,152, and George Brett at 3,154. He’ll probably even reach Cal Ripken Jr. later on in the year at 3,184.