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Derek Jeter passes Honus Wagner for sixth on MLB hit list

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter runs to first base

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter runs to first base after hitting a single during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. The hit was number 3,431 for Jeter, moving him past Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all-time career hit list. Credit: AP / Jason DeCrow

Derek Jeter stands alone.

In sixth place, anyway.

With his sixth-inning, infield single to third off the Indians Corey Kluber Saturday afternoon at the Stadium, Jeter took over sole possession of sixth place on baseball’s all-time hits list with 3,431. Jeter grounded out in his first at-bat and was robbed of a single on a diving stop of a ground smash by first baseman Carlos Santana in the fourth inning.

Jeter’s infield single in Friday night’s victory pulled him even with Honus Wagner at 3,430 hits.

Jeter, who has 115 hits so far this season, would need a torrid stretch over the final seven weeks to catch Tris Speaker, who resides in fifth place on the list with 3,514 hits.

The 40-year-old Jeter entered Saturday hitting .305 (32-for-105) over his previous 27 games since July 6.

Top 10 MLB career hit leaders

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. Derek Jeter 3,431

7. Honus Wagner: 3,430

8. Carl Yastrzemski: 3,419

9. Paul Molitor: 3,319

10. Eddie Collins: 3,314

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