Derek Jeter doubled last night pulling him within two hits of becoming the 28th player in big league history with 3,000. But maybe more amazingly, The Captain will be the first Yankee to ever reach the milestone.
In the storied history of the New York Yankees, just eight players have even have 2,000 career hits as a Yankee. And of those, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jeter are the only players with more than 2,500.
Of course, Ruth fell short because his career started as a pitcher. And Gehrig fell short because of illness. Jeter is closing in on 3,000 in part because he has 10,860 career plate appearances, 1,200 more than Gehrig (9,660) and 1,600 more than Ruth (9,198).
But interestingly, for his career, Jeter has a basehit once every 3.6. That is the same rate as Gehrig, and better than Ruth, who had a basehit once every 3.7 plate appearances.
Here are the 10 players with the most hits in Yankees history…
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