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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Derek Jeter’s historic hit that tied Honus Wagner ruled an error by MLB

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.”

Repoz Posted: August 19, 2014 at 08:54 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: August 20, 2014 at 02:48 AM (#4775125)
"John Sterling" and "historic calls" are inherently contradictory.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 20, 2014 at 03:05 AM (#4775130)
Looks like Jeter will soon pass Cap Anson for the third time on the career hits list! Who else has done that?
   3. PreservedFish Posted: August 20, 2014 at 04:01 AM (#4775132)
"John Sterling" and "historic calls" are inherently contradictory.

Historically monstrous.
   4. DKDC Posted: August 20, 2014 at 07:52 AM (#4775145)
“If it was the last hit I ever got, then it would be a story,” Jeter said. “This one, we got the ball.”


It technically would be a story in that articles would be written about it, but I find it amazing that anyone cares about these "milestone" hits and whether Jeter finishes in the top 5 or top 20 or top 50 in hits.

To me it's a story if he passes Rose.

Right now, he's just a singles hitter playing out the string on a bad team, and that's not a very interesting story.
   5. Swoboda is freedom Posted: August 20, 2014 at 08:01 AM (#4775147)
“If it was the last hit I ever got, then it would be a story,” Jeter said.

And I would be played in the movie by Bernie Mac.
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 20, 2014 at 08:08 AM (#4775150)
Right now, he's just a singles hitter playing out the string on a bad team, and that's not a very interesting story.

well, this is being contrary for the sake of being contrary. and it's nonsense

i have been hating the yankees for decades. but i am not so silly as to not recognize a player who has been one of the most successful players of his generation. and at times one of baseball's best players.

good grief.
   7. Lassus Posted: August 20, 2014 at 08:34 AM (#4775165)
I'm as tired of this as anyone, but I think that Jeter getting into the top five would have been a damned neat story.

Hmmm.... I wonder if he can get 22 more RBI to pass Rose on that list.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: August 20, 2014 at 08:50 AM (#4775176)

Jeter just passed Joe Torre for career doubles plays grounded into, and needs 2 more to catch Ted Simmons for a share of 13th place all-time.

Needs 114 more outs to climb out of 12th place, though.
   9. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: August 20, 2014 at 08:50 AM (#4775177)
Derek Jeter has more hits than Honus Wagner, and that's final!
   10. bunyon Posted: August 20, 2014 at 09:05 AM (#4775187)
Yeah, not a Yankee or (a particular) Jeter fan, but guys passing Honus Wagner or Cap Anson in hits is story-worthy. Not saying it's landing on the moon or the Titanic, but it's a story.

I'd love him to get in the top 5.
   11. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: August 20, 2014 at 09:29 AM (#4775201)
Does the official whorer -- uh, I mean scorer -- have to return the gift basket?
   12. Renegade JE (((Jason))) Posted: August 20, 2014 at 09:33 AM (#4775204)
well, this is being contrary for the sake of being contrary. and it's nonsense

Strictly speaking, Harvs, Jeter is indeed a singles hitter. The nonsense is the claim that the Yanks are a bad team when they're decidedly mediocre.
   13. Repoz Posted: August 20, 2014 at 09:47 AM (#4775219)
If high-end Eddie Brinkman (.266/.328/.325) had his glove stolen in 1969...he basically would have been Derek Jeter (.267/.316/.321).
   14. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 20, 2014 at 09:49 AM (#4775221)
jason

was speaking to it not being an interesting story.

geez.
   15. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM (#4775243)
Hmmm.... I wonder if he can get 22 more RBI to pass Rose on that list.

He'd need a hell of a September. That's essentially a 130 RBI pace for the season.
   16. DKDC Posted: August 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM (#4775248)
Harv,

It looks like many others don't agree with me, but I don't see the appeal of these intermediate milestones. Round numbers, I get. All-time leader, I get. Single season record, I get.

To each his own, I'll stop peeing in the cornflakes of those who do care.
   17. Lassus Posted: August 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM (#4775250)
He'd need a hell of a September. That's essentially a 130 RBI pace for the season.

I figured. I've never tracked RBI, so.
   18. BDC Posted: August 20, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4775254)
To me, it was a big deal when Adrian Beltre tied Willie Davis for 88th in career hits last night, but I have little else to follow these days :)
   19. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM (#4775269)
I find it amazing that anyone cares about these "milestone" hits and whether Jeter finishes in the top 5 or top 20 or top 50 in hits.

You don't think its noteworthy that someone is top 5 alltime in hits, compared to top 50? Why do you hate baseball?
   20. Jeltzandini Posted: August 20, 2014 at 11:09 AM (#4775287)
I figured. I've never tracked RBI, so.


He's got 32 on the year on a virtually XBH-free .269 BA. So yeah, Rose is looking safe.
   21. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 20, 2014 at 02:28 PM (#4775549)
“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.”

“If it was the last hit I ever got, then it would be a story,” Jeter said. “This one, we got the ball.”


Whew. As long as Jeter got the ball, then disaster averted. That was a close one.
   22. Cat Named Manny Posted: August 20, 2014 at 04:01 PM (#4775613)
“All right,” Jeter said. “Nice talk, guys.”


Hey, guys! Woah, Big Gulps, huh? All right.

Welp, see ya later!

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