Thursday, April 19, 2012
Jeter ties Winfield on all-time hits list Derek Jeter tied former Yankee and Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield on the all-time career hits list after recording No. 3,110 on Thursday night against the Twins.
Jeter and Winfield are now tied for 18th on the all-time list. Jeter's single tied the game 4-4 in the second inning, a game the Yankees would go on to win 7-6.
"I always enjoy watching Derek Jeter play because he is a model of consistency both in the field and at the plate," Winfield said in a statement. "I finished my career with 3,110 hits, and I have only admiration and respect for Derek. I hope he pauses for just a moment to admire the view with me, and then keeps on going. This is just one more achievement in an incredible career."
The moment likely has extra significance for Jeter, as Winfield was one of his favorite Yankees when he was growing up.