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CHICAGO – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter surpassed Nap Lajoie on Monday for sole possession of 12th place all-time with his 3,253rd career hit, a single off White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago.
Jeter nudged ahead of Lajoie by connecting on a shot that Chicago third baseman Kevin Youkilis deflected, scored as the captain’s second hit of the game as New York opened a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.
Next up on the all-time list for Jeter is Eddie Murray, who is in 11th place with 3,255 hits.
Due to discrepancies in historical stats, some numbers may differ according to the source. Elias is the official statistician of Major League Baseball and recognizes Lajoie as having 3,252 hits, while other historical sources believe Lajoie’s hit total to be slightly lower at 3,242.
A Hall of Fame infielder who was inducted into Cooperstown in 1937, Lajoie’s career spanned from 1896 to 1916, including 13 seasons with Cleveland. He also played five years with the Phillies and four years with the Athletics in Philadelphia.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who will be leading off and playing shortstop Tuesday night for the American League in the All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium:
“I like coming to Kansas City. They’ve done some great renovations here. When I first came up, it was an old AstroTurf park — 150 degrees on the turf, it wasn’t too fun to come here and play because it was challenging. They’ve done a great job with the stadium and the fans always show up when we come out here. I think it’s a great place for an All-Star Game.”
Today is Derek Jeter’s 38th birthday, which prompts me to share this anecdote about the Yankees captain. A few years ago, a group of reporters clustered around Jeter’s locker on this date, looking for quotes on the topic of getting older — which, by the way, isn’t usually something that Jeter enjoys discussing.
In any event, someone asked Jeter a lighter question about what his favorite birthday memory was. For an instant, you could see a flickering in Jeter’s eyes, and he flashed a wry grin. Whatever it was, Jeter wasn’t about to share the details with an ocean of notepads and recorders.
“You know I can’t tell you that,” Jeter said.
What was it? Let your imagination run wild, but something tells me it’s a good story. We’ll also probably never know.
As for this 38th birthday, Jeter offered this to a questioner who wondered if he enjoys this day: “When people give me gifts, it’s always fun. I don’t mind it. … I didn’t get any gifts from you guys.”
NEW YORK – With one swing, Alex Rodriguez matched Eddie Murray on baseball’s all-time RBIs list and pushed Derek Jeter past Ted Williams on the all-time runs scored list.
Rodriguez’s first-inning single to center field off the Mets’ Dillon Gee on Saturday knocked home Jeter and accounted for Rodriguez’s 1,917th career RBI, tying Murray for seventh place all-time.
Jeter’s run scored was the 1,800th of his career, moving past Williams for sole possession of 17th place all-time. Rodriguez’s hit gave the Yankees an early 1-0 lead in the Subway Series contest.
Derek Jeter talks about Johan Santana, the Yankees’ approach for the Subway Series, his recent 0-for-13 skid and his preference for a return to an American League-only schedule:
OAKLAND – Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 14th place on baseball’s all-time hits list on Sunday, surpassing George Brett with his 3,155th career hit.
Jeter led off the first inning with a sinking line drive to left field off of Athletics starter Tommy Milone, which Seth Smith made a tumbling attempt for but was unable to secure.
“I’m always kind of bummed out when guys pass you because you had your own place in the records book for a while, and I had that one there for a while,” Brett said in a statement. “But a guy like Derek comes around and passes you, really, I think it all depends on the type of person that did it. I have the upmost respect for him.
“I’ve only met him one time, very briefly, but for a guy to play as long as he has in New York, and I’ve never heard one bad thing said about the guy. He’s definitely a team player, he’s a clutch player. He’s been the backbone of this organization for a long, long time and when a guy like that passes you, I’d like to shake his hand and look him in the eye and say congratulations.”
The next player on the all-time list for Jeter to pursue is Cal Ripken, Jr., who ranks 13th with 3,184 career hits.
Derek Jeter’s sore left calf will keep him out of the Yankees lineup until Friday. Manager Joe Girardi said that if this were the regular season, Jeter would likely be playing tonight against the Pirates, but they’ll give him the extra time to rest.
This also saves Jeter two long bus rides to Port Charlotte, Fla. tomorrow (Rays) and Fort Myers, Fla. (Red Sox) on Thursday.
Nick Swisher (groin), Russell Martin (groin) and Robinson Cano (bruised left hand) are all in the lineup tonight against Pittsburgh.
Freddy Garcia (bruised right hand) threw a bullpen and everything went well, Girardi said, but it’s too soon to tell if a start on Friday is realistic. David Robertson also threw a bullpen and could be pitching live batting practice later this week.
The Yankees have sent right-handers George Kontos, D.J. Mitchell and David Phelps, plus infielder Brandon Laird, to the Minors.
Derek Jeter will be honored with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, presented by the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, on Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Fla.
The award is presented annually to a Major League player who best exemplifies Gehrig’s giving character, and has been issued since 1955. Jeter joins Gil McDougald, Bobby Richardson, Tommy John and Don Mattingly as Yankees players to win the award.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter was in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Mich. over the weekend, hosting 300 local children at a Holiday Express event for his Turn 2 Foundation.
The Kalamazoo Jeter’s Leaders hosted the private screening of the movie, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” followed by a surprise visit from Derek and Santa Claus. Each child received a special holiday gift bag from the Yankees and sponsors of the Turn 2 Foundation.
Here are a few photos to pass along, courtesy of the Turn 2 Foundation:
TORONTO — Will Canada see history? Well, there’s at least a chance. Joe Girardi was asked pregame today if there was any way he’d put somebody else in if there’s a save situation so that Mariano Rivera can get the saves record at Yankee Stadium (where the Yanks begin an eight-game homestand Monday). The answer was what you’d expect: Not a chance.
Girardi did nail down his rotation for early next week: Ivan Nova will pitch on Tuesday, CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes will start Wednesday’s doubleheader (not sure what order yet) and Bartolo Colon will go on Thursday. As for the lineup? Joe wants to give some guys a little rest.
“The guys have been going so hard, I figured we have an important 10 days coming up, try to give them a little bit of a blow,” Girardi said. “[Curtis Granderson] and [Derek Jeter] have really struggled against [Brandon] Morrow in their career, and I just thought today would be the day.”
Without further ado …
Brett Gardner, LF
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Robinson Cano, DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Chris Dickerson, LF
Ramiro Pena, SS
Pitching: RH Freddy Garcia (11-7, 3.71 ERA)
BLUE JAYS (76-75)
Mike McCoy, SS
Eric Thames, LF
Jose Bautista, RF
Adam Lind, DH
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Kelly Johnson, 2B
Brett Lawrie, 3B
Colby Rasmus, CF
J.P. Arencibia, C
Pitching: Morrow (9-11, 5.23 ERA)
Some links from Saturday …
* Yanks win, Mo ties the save record, A-Rod goes deep, Grandy gets to 40
* Rivera one away from saves record
* Yankees Notebook, on A-Rod, Hughes, CC, Posada, etc.
* Mo can set record as Yanks try to lower number