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Jeter passes Ott, moves to 38th on hits list

Jeter passes Ott, moves to 38th on hits list

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ARLINGTON -- Derek Jeter dropped a sinking line drive into right field in the first inning in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Rangers for his 2,877th Major League hit, surpassing Hall of Famer Mel Ott for the most all-time by a player wearing a New York uniform.

Jeter, 36, broke a tie with Ott for 38th place on baseball's all-time hits list with his single off the Rangers' Cliff Lee. The Yankees captain had surpassed Babe Ruth (2,873) with a run-scoring single on Sunday.

"Any time your name is alongside one of the all-time greats, it's a special moment," Jeter said then.

Next up for Jeter on the all-time hits list is Frankie Frisch (2,880), who played 19 seasons with the New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1919 through 1937.

Ott played his entire 22-year career with the Giants from 1926 into 1947, batting .304 with 511 home runs in 2,730 games and earning selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

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