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Derek Jeter passes Willie Mays for 10th place on all-time hits list

Derek Jeter

New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter hits a single off of Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept., 14, 2012, at Yankee Stadium in New York. It was Jeter’s 3,284th hit which surpassed Willie Mays for sole possession of 10th place on baseball’s all-time hits list. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)


After tying Willie Mays last night against the Red Sox, Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 10th place on the all-time hits list tonight against the Rays.

Jeter, who is currently playing through a bone bruise in his left ankle, collected hit No. 3,284 with a single off the glove of second baseman Elliot Johnson in the bottom of the fifth inning. David Price gave up the hit. Of course, he was also the opposing pitcher when Jeter got his 3,000th career hit on a home run last July 9.

Jeter is now staring up at Eddie Collins, who is in ninth place all-time with 3,315 career hits. The 37-year-old shortstop is 31 hits away with 19 games (including tonight) left in the regular season, so he might not get there until 2013.

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the historic hit.