Jeter passes Brett on all-time hits list

Derek Jeter singles in the first inning against the Athletics, May 27, 2012 in Oakland, California....

Derek Jeter singles in the first inning against the Athletics, May 27, 2012 in Oakland, California. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images/AFP

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of 14th place on baseball’s all-time hits list on Sunday by getting his 3,155th hit, surpassing George Brett.

Jeter led off the first inning with a line drive to left field off A’s starter Tommy Milone. Seth Smith made a diving attempt to catch it, but he couldn’t control it and it fell for a single.

“I’m always kind of bummed out when guys pass you, because you had your own place in the record book for a while, and I had that one there for a while,” Brett said in a statement. “But a guy like Derek comes around and passes you, really, I think it all depends on the type of person that did it. I have the utmost respect for him.”


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