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Was the Orioles Cal Ripken Jr. Better Than the Yankees Derek Jeter?

Jeter will become only the fourth shortstop in history to amass 3,000 hits.

Honus Wagner (3,415), Cal Ripken Jr. (3,184), and Robin Yount (3,142) are the others, but Wagner played 890 of his 2,777 games at other positions. Ripken played 675 games at third base, while Yount played 1,218 in the outfield.

Wagner is generally regarded as the greatest of all shortstops, but how does Jeter compare to Ripken?

The first thing that most fans think of when Ripken is mentioned is that he broke Lou Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games. Ripken is regarded as an "iron man" first and as a great shortstop second. That may be wrong, but that's the way it is.

Until recently, Jeter was almost as durable as Ripken despite having missed an ...

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