Found September 14, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:

Derek Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th all-time on the hits list

Chalk up another accolade for Derek Jeter, as he tied the great Willie Mays for 10th all-time on the career hits list. Despite being hobbled by an ankle injury, Jeter tied Mays with a 7th inning single against the rival Red Sox. It was the 3,283rd hit of his career, and more importantly gave the Yankees an insurance run in the suddenly competitive race with the Baltimore Orioles.

Jeter had this to say on tying Willie Mays:

“It’s pretty special if you think about it, but it’s kind of hard to think about it now, because we’re trying to win games, especially this time of the year,” Jeter said. “But I’d be lying to you if I didn’t think it was special.”

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