Derek Jeter’s esteemed major league career came to an end with an infield single in his second at-bat against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
After a great deal of celebration, his final statistical totals can be entered into the record books.
The most noteworthy of those are:
• Jeter finishes with 3,465 hits, the sixth-most in major-league history, the most by a player whose primary position was shortstop, and the most for a player on the New York Yankees. His 1,923 runs scored (coincidentally the same number as the year in which Yankee Stadium opened) rank ninth-most all-time.
• The Elias Sports Bureau notes that the 3,465 hits rank fourth-most by a player for one team, trailing only Ty Cobb (3,902 for the Tigers), Stan Musial (3,630 for the Cardinals) and Hank Aaron (3,600 for the Braves).
• Jeter is also the Yankees' all-time leader in games played (2,747), at-bats (11,195), runs, doubles (544), and stolen bases (358). He’s played in more different seasons in pinstripes (20) than any other player, and his 12-year run as Yankees captain is the longest in team history.
• Jeter is also the postseason’s all-time leader in games played, hits and runs scored.
• Jeter finished with 149 hits this season. He had 17 150-hit seasons in his career, tied with Aaron for fourth-most, one shy of the all-time mark, held by Pete Rose, Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb.
• The last hit against Clay Buchholz was noteworthy statistically in that it pushed Jeter’s career batting average from .30945 to .30951, which is rounded up to .310
Jeter is one of 13 players to record at least 3,000 hits and hit at least .310 for his career. The others are Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Roberto Clemente, Stan Musial, Paul Waner, Eddie Collins, Honus Wagner, Nap Lajoie, Cap Anson, Cobb and Speaker.