Jeter now 13th on all-time hit list

Yankee shortstop passes Cal Ripken, Jr.

Published On: Jun 30 2012 12:55:19 PM EDT
New York (Sports Xchange) -

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's first-inning double in Friday's 14-7 loss to the White Sox was his 3,185th career hit, moving him past Cal Ripken Jr. into 13th place on baseball's all-time hits list.

Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie is next at 3,252.

"Congratulations to Derek on passing me on the all-time hits list," Ripken said in a statement released by the Yankees. "Derek has been such a special player, for such a long time, and I am happy to see him continue to play at a high level. He represents the game and the Yankees wonderfully and I hope that he continues to play and continues to give all of us baseball fans great memories."