Monday, September 21, 2009

 

FYI: Jeter Still trails Baines

This is a week or so old but still good, especially if you are a White Sox fan. Derek Jeter recently was honored for achieving more hits than any other New York Yankee. As the Onion title aptly points out: Derek Jeter Honored For Having Fewer Hits Than Harold Baines:

Following Derek Jeter's 2,722nd career hit Friday, Yankee fans and teammates took a moment to honor the all-star shortstop for having 144 fewer hits than former journeyman designated hitter Harold Baines.

Jeter, who reached the historic milestone in the third inning of his team's game again Baltimore, joined a pantheon of Yankee greats that includes Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, and Lou Gehrig—all of whom share the distinction of having fewer career hits than Baines, a one-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award.

If I'm not mistaken, Baines has more hits and RBI's than any eligible player not in the Hall of Fame.

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