With two hits on Saturday, New York Yankees team captain Derek Jeter tied Hall of Famer Hank Aaron for a Major league record of 17 consecutive seasons with 150 hits or more.
After singling earlier in the game, Jeter hit an RBI ground-rule double in the sixth inning of New York’s 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to tie Aaron’s record.
Jeter’s streak began in 1996, his rookie season, and has continued for all 17 seasons of his career. In seven of those seasons, he has reached at least 200 hits.
At 38 years old, many critics thought Jeter’s best years were far behind him. However, the veteran shortstop is batting .315 this season and leads the American League in hits.
“What he has done in the game goes without saying,” Jeter said of Aaron. “I just had to be consistent. You play every year and you hopefully try to stay away from major injuries and be consistent day-in and day-out.”
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