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Jeter passes Ripken for 13th on career hits list

Saturday - 6/30/2012, 6:11pm  ET

NEW YORK - Derek Jeter hit a leadoff double in the first inning Friday night for his 3,185th hit, moving past Cal Ripken Jr. for 13th place on the career list.

The 38-year-old Jeter grew up watching the former Baltimore shortstop and has often been likened to the Hall of Famer, playing the same position and spending his entire time with one team.

Right after the milestone hit against the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees released a statement from Ripken congratulating Jeter.

"I hope that he continues to play and continues to give all of us baseball fans great memories," Ripken said.

Next up for Jeter on the hit list is Nap Lajoie at 3,252.


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