Jeter passes Molitor, eighth on all-time hits list
TORONTO — Derek Jeter logged career hits No. 3,319 and 3,320 on Sunday against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, passing Paul Molitor (3,319) to claim sole possession of eighth place on the all-time hits list.
The pair of singles to right field off Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison, coming in the third and fourth innings, also moved Jeter into fourth place on the all-time American League hits list.
Molitor, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004, collected his hit total over a 21-year career with the Brewers, Blue Jays and Twins from 1978-1998.
After Molitor, the next name on both lists is Carl Yastrzemski, who logged 3,419 hits with the Red Sox from 1961-1983 and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.