Derek Jeter may be 40 years old and in the midst of his final major league season, but it hasn’t stopped him from adding to his list of accomplishments.
The Yankees shortstop collected hit No. 3,420 of his career Monday night with a single to center off Yu Darvish in the seventh inning of a 4-2 Yankees loss, putting him ahead of Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the all-time hits list.
“It’s quite an accomplishment,” Jeter said after the game. “It’s tough to enjoy it when we lost the game, but I’m pretty sure when this season’s over and done with, I’ll look back and get a chance to realize how special it is. Any time you talk about a list of all-time great players, it’s pretty special.”
Jeter went 3-for-4 with a walk Monday.
Jeter’s next target is Honus Wagner, who sits in sixth place with 3,430 career hits.