Michael Kay: “And Derek Jeter no longer has a historic call for his record setting hit! Poor Derek.”
History has now even been changed in the name of Derek Jeter.
His infield single on Aug. 8 against the Indians that tied Honus Wagner for sixth-place on the all-time list was changed today to an error by Major League Baseball.
Fortunately for Jeter, he’s collected six hits since then — pushing his career total of 3,435 well past Wagner’s 3,430.
“So there’s no story,” Jeter declared to a gaggle of reporters who descended on his cubby inside the Yankees clubhouse today. “I got another hit, I got the other ball.”
...With the ruling, Jeter’s sixth-inning infield hit Aug. 9 against the Indians is now the tying hit, and No. 3,431 came Aug. 11 against the Orioles.
Jeter — who said he did not give much thought to whether or not the initial “hit” was an error — eagerly dismissed the ruling today.
“If it was the last hit I ever got, then it would be a story,” Jeter said. “This one, we got the ball.”
Reporters still lingered, so Jeter made sure to signal the end of the brief interview session.
“All right,” Jeter said. “Nice talk, guys.”
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