Derek Jeter ties Willie Mays on all-time hits list
Jeter flared a shallow liner into center field facing the Red Sox’s Junichi Tazawa in the seventh inning of Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, driving in Steve Pearce with a run-scoring single.
The hit gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead over Boston at the time. Jeter has been hobbled by a bone bruise in his left ankle and moved slowly down the first base line on the play, celebrating by clapping his hands after rounding the bag.
Jeter, 38, entered play on Thursday with a Major League-leading 194 hits this season.
He and Mays are the only players in baseball history to record at least 3,000 hits, 250 home runs, 300 stolen bases and 1,200 RBIs in their careers.