Jeter passes Ripken on hits list
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter passed Cal Ripken Jr. into 13th place on the all-time hits list Friday night in a game against the White Sox.
Jeter led off the bottom of the first inning with a double to the left field corner for his 3,185th career hit.
Next up on the list for Jeter is Nap Lajoie at 3,252 hits.
Ripken released a congratulatory statement on Jeter's accomplishment.
"Derek has been such a special player for such a long time and I am happy to see him continue to play at a high level. He represents the game and the Yankees wonderfully and I hope that he continues to play and continues to give all of us baseball fans great memories."