Last night New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter recorded his 1000th career multi-hit game against the Cleveland Indians with singles in the first and sixth innings.
The only other players with 1000 or more multi-hit games since 1919 when the stat became well tracked are Pete Rose(1,225), Stan Musial(1,059), and Hank Aaron(1,046).
In fact, the whole top ten list is filled with Hall of Famers with the exception of Rose and Wade Boggs (in tenth place at 885).
This is just one more thing that makes a Jeter induction into the Hall seem certain.
Rounding out the top ten after Jeter is Paul Molitor, Tony Gwynn, Paul Waner, Eddie Murray, Willie Mays, Carl Yastrzemski, George Brett, Rod Carew, and Boggs.
The feat was bittersweet for Jeter, as the Yankee bullpen imploded in a 9-3 loss to Cleveland. The Yanks gave up four runs in the seventh and five runs in the eighth inning after jumping out to a 3-0 lead.
The Yankees have 71 games left in Jeter’s final season, so it would take him getting hot down the stretch to catch either Aaron or Musial. That said, after seeing Jeter play several times over the last 19 years, I would not say it is out of the realm of possibility.