Yankees SS Derek Jeter ties Willie Mays for 11th place on alltime hits list

Friday September 14th, 2012

Derek Jeter With this swing, Jeter tied the Say Hey Kid in career hits. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Despite aggravating an ankle injury on Wednesday night, Derek Jeter was in the New York Yankees lineup on Thursday, at DH -- and it paid off when he singled to center in the seventh inning to drive in a run and tie Hall of Famer Willie Mays for 11th place on the alltime hits list at 3,283.

Mays needed 2,992 games and 22 seasons to reach that total; Jeter is in his 18th season, and Thursday's game was the 2,567th of his career.

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