Jeter passes Cal Ripken on hits list

June, 29, 2012
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With his leadoff double against the Chicago White Sox, Derek Jeter has moved past Cal Ripken Jr. into 13th placed on the all-time hits list.

Jeter now has 3,185 hits in his career. Next up for Jeter is Nap Lajoie, who finished with 3,252 hits. The first-inning double was Jeter’s 97th hit of the season.

For Jeter, passing Ripken, is extra special because, although Jeter grew up a Yankees fan, he always admired Ripken.

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Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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