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Derek Jeter could finish 5th on MLB all-time hit list

Teammates, opponents, coaches, players from the Yankees and Rays at Yankee Stadium and even the Ducks at Bethpage Ballpark share some memories of Yankees' captain Derek Jeter, who got his 3,000th hit in dramatic fashion as the clock struck 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon when his home run dropped into the seats in leftfield in the third inning. Jeter went 5-for-5, getting the winning hit on a single to centerfield in the bottom of the eighth of a 5-4 victory over the Rays. Videojournalists: Matthew Golub, Robert Cassidy, Mario Gonzalez and Jessica Rotkiewicz (July 9, 2011)

In his 20 seasons in Major League Baseball, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has averaged 206 hits per year.

If he approaches that average in 2014 -- his final year -- he will move from ninth to fifth place on MLB's all-time hit list.

Here are the top 10 hits leaders in MLB history:

1. Pete Rose: 4,256

2. Ty Cobb: 4,191

3. Hank Aaron: 3,771

4. Stan Musial: 3,630

5. Tris Speaker: 3,515

6. Honus Wagner: 3,430

7. Carl Yastrzemski: 3,419

8. Paul Molitor: 3,319

9. Derek Jeter: 3,316

10. Eddie Collins: 3,314

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