Derek Jeter‘s bat might have cooled off a bit recently, he’s only getting one or two hits a game instead of three or four, but that hasn’t kept him from passing some impressive names on the all-time hits list over the weekend.
Jeter passed Tony Gwynn, who has 3,141 hits, on Saturday and then tied Robin Yount with 3,142 hits on Sunday, good for 16th place all-time.
He’ll keep climbing that ladder throughout the season. He has 10 more hits to go before he reaches Paul Waner at No. 15, 12 more hits to reach George Brett for 14th place. Those are the immediate names that are in his sights. Further down the road, Jeter should pass Cal Ripken Jr. at 3,184 hits, Nap Lajoie at 3,242, and Eddie Murray at 3,255.
By the end of the season, barring any injuries, Jeter will even make a run at Willie Mays, who is currently sitting at 10th place all-time with 3,283 hits. Imagine, by the end of the year there will only be nine people in the history of the game with more hits than The Captain.