Derek Jeter passes Paul Molitor to move into eighth on all-time hit list

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Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 2-for-5 against the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon, but his third- and fourth-inning singles against starter Drew Hutchison carried a bit more significance than they initially appeared. Jeter logged hits 3,319 and 3,320 to pass Hall of Famer Paul Molitor and move into eighth on baseball’s all-time hit list. (Ninth, if you count Cap Anson’s five seasons in the National Association between 1871-75.) Next up on the list: Carl Yastrzemski at 3,419, Honus Wagner at 3,420, and Anson at 3,435.

Jeter announced in February that he will be retiring at season’s end. He is already a lock for the Hall of Fame, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to tie up as many loose ends in the record book as possible.