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Derek Jeter: N.Y. Yankees Icon Sets Sights on Willie Mays

over one season ago, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter earned his 3,000th hit. Since that day, when Jeter thwacked an exhilarating home run off Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price, Jeter has climbed 17 spots on the MLB’s all-time hits list.

Along the way, Jeter has bypassed greats like Roberto Clemente, Cap Anson, Tony Gwynn, Robin Yount, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr. and Nap Lajoie.

With his first-pitch, first-inning home run Wednesday vs. the Chicago White Sox, Jeter thrust himself into 11th place all time in hits—past Eddie Murray.

Jeter’s feat comes just 10 days after the Baltimore Orioles honored Murray with a bronze statue as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series. With the unveiling, Murray was immortalized ...

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