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Monday, June 20, 2016

Derek Jeter: hit number 4,000 against Red Sox Sept. 3, 2014. Who knew?

Derek Jeter probably got his 4,000th professional baseball hit in this game:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:10PM, Yankee Stadium III
Attendance: 40,007, Time of Game: 3:12
Yankees 5, Red Sox 1
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Anthony Ranaudo facing 1-2-3
D. Jeter A. Ranaudo Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole)

The pitcher is 6'7", 240 pounds. He currently pitches for Texas and has thrown 58 innings in his three big league seasons. That single was Jeter's only hit in the game.

I do not recall there being any mention of pro hit 4,000 at the time. I doubt that many, if any, of the 40,007 fans had any idea. It's only mentioned now because:

Ichiro Suzuki: SIXTH pro with 4,000 hits. Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ichiro Suzuki joined the 4,000 professional baseball hit club today. He is to be congratulated...

Without getting into a bunch of junk on this, it should be obvious that since about 1903 the old American and National Leagues and the current Major Baseball League, a merger of the two, are what most baseball people consider the top baseball leagues in the world. Any inclusion of stats from leagues, which are inferior to them, should logically classify those leagues as minor. Using the usual baseball parlance: major leagues v. minor leagues. Differentiating among the many minor leagues is left to others.


Ichiro still needs another 427 hits to pass Rose. Thursday, June 16, 2016

The silliness is back: adding stats from the Japanese leagues to stats in the U.S. major leagues. Specifically and pretty much exclusively: the professional baseball hit total for Ichiro Suzuki.

This nonsense started in 2013 when the pro total of hits by Ichiro reached 4,000


Derek Jeter also has 4,000 hits. Franco and Minoso examined. Ichiro played in minors ... in Japan. Monday, June 20, 2016

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