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Jeter ties Brett for 14th on all-time hits list

Jeter ties Brett for 14th on all-time hits list

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Jeter ties Brett for 14th on all-time hits list
OAKLAND -- With two hits on Saturday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into a tie for 14th place on baseball's all-time hits list with Hall of Famer George Brett, owning 3,154 career hits.

Jeter legged out a bunt single in the fifth inning facing Athletics starter Bartolo Colon to equal Brett, who compiled his hit total over 21 seasons from 1973-1993, all with the Kansas City Royals.

Earlier in the game, Jeter stroked a third-inning RBI single off Colon to break a tie with Paul Waner for 15th place on the all-time list with 3,153. Nicknamed "Big Poison," Waner notched his hits over 20 seasons from 1926-1945 with the Pirates, Dodgers, Braves and Yankees. Waner had just one hit in 10 at-bats for New York.

Cal Ripken Jr. is the next name on the all-time list ahead of Brett with 3,184 career hits. Jeter is baseball's active hits leader and owns the most hits by a shortstop in Major League history.

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