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Jeter passes Yount with hit No. 3,143

Jeter passes Yount with hit No. 3,143

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Jeter passes Yount with hit No. 3,143
BALTIMORE -- With a third-inning single to center field on Monday, Derek Jeter moved past Robin Yount for sole possession of 17th place on baseball's all-time hits list with 3,143.

In his second at-bat of the night, the Yankees captain notched the hit off Orioles starter Jason Hammel. Jeter was left aboard when Curtis Granderson grounded out.

The next player on the all-time list is Hall of Famer Paul Waner, who is the only player in Major League history with more hits than Jeter who also played for the Yankees. Jeter has stood alone as the Yankees' all-time hits leader since eclipsing Lou Gehrig's total of 2,722 in September 2009.

Nicknamed "Big Poison," Waner had 3,152 career hits, of which just one was with the Yankees; it came on Sept. 1, 1944, against the Washington Senators in Waner's first Yankees at-bat.

Waner played in 10 games for New York during the war years of 1944-45, going 1-for-7 in 10 plate appearances. The majority (2,868) of Waner's hits were logged with the Pirates, as he also played for the Dodgers and Braves.

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