BaseballDerek Jeter: The New Active Hits Leader The Yankees shortstop passes Ken Griffey Jr on the active all-time list as he continues to mark toward the All-Time record. by Staff Post May 3, 2010 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter reached another milestone this past weekend, and did so quietly. Not much mention was made to baseball’s poster boy after he took over the active hits lead.As of today, Jeter has 2,781 hits and has overtaken Ken Griffey Jr. for the active lead. Griffey has 2,776 as I write this. It is quite a feat for Jeter to already catch “Junior.”Ken Griffey Jr. already had over 1,000 hits by the time Derek Jeter came to the Majors. Yes, Griffey’s career has been drastically slowed by various injuries and we can only assume how much of a star he would have been if healthy throughout. It is still an amazing accomplishment for the Yankees captain to overtake Griffey at this point.Jeter has played in 495 less games then Griffey and has past his hit total in exactly 1000 less at bats. Now, I am not trying to compare the two stars at all. I am simply pointing out the idea that this is no small feat.As long as he stays healthy, Jeter will likely remain the active hits leader until he retires. When you look at the numbers, if anyone has any shot at reaching Pete Rose’s All-Time hits record, it has to be Jeter.In the top ten active hits list, only one player has played less games then Jeter. That player his Johnny Damon. Damon has played just four less games and has 325 less hits.Also something to consider, is Derek’s career batting average. Looking through the top ten active hits leaders once again, Jeter has the highest average at .317 for his career. The closest person to him is current Dodger and former Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez who has a .314 average.Congratulations to Derek Jeter on yet another milestone and great accomplishment. However, he is not done yet. The shortstop and Yankee captain continues to hit year in and year out. Post Views: 1,122The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsStaff PostLatest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsAll-TimeBaseballBaseballDerek JeterHitsKen Griffey Jr.New York YankeesRecords Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Yankees Struggles Start at the Top. Blame Cameron Diaz? Helped by a young girl, Francisco Cervelli gets to "Shine."