• The Jeter Hit Parade

    Posted by on September 9th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Here are some of Derek Jeter’s milestone career hits, to date:

    Hit#	Date	  Opp	Pitcher	 	 Inn	Play Desc.					
    1	05/30/95  @SEA	Tim Belcher	 T 5	Single to LF (GB thru SS-3B)					
    100	07/17/96  @BOS	Joe Hudson	 T 7	Single to CF (LD to Short CF-RF)					
    250	05/23/97   BOS	Heath. Slocumb	 B 9	Single to LF (GB thru SS-3B Hole)					
    500	07/20/98   DET	Bryce Florie	 B 6	Single to CF (Line Drive)					
    750	08/18/99   KCR	Dan Reichert	 B 1	Single to CF (LD to Deep SS-2B)					
    1000	09/25/00   DET	Steve Sparks	 B 5	Single (Ground Ball)					
    1500	08/16/03  @BAL	Pat Hentgen	 T 5	Single to CF (Ground Ball)					
    2000	05/26/06   KCR	Scott Elarton	 B 4	Single to C (GB Front HP Adv E2)				
    2500	08/22/08  @BAL	Radhames Liz	 T 1	Single to 2B (Pop Fly CF-RF)					
    2721	09/09/09   TBR	Jeff Niemann	 B 7	Single to RF (GB RF line)			
    

    Single, single, single…you know, you always hear about guys like Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn and Ichiro Suzuki being magicians with the bat because of their ability to make contact and place hits “where they ain’t.” How come we never hear that about Jeter? He does it, no? Maybe it’s a bias against right-handed batters or something?

    Comments on The Jeter Hit Parade

    1. MJ
      September 10th, 2009 | 9:04 am

      you know, you always hear about guys like Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn and Ichiro Suzuki being magicians with the bat because of their ability to make contact and place hits “where they ain’t.” How come we never hear that about Jeter? He does it, no? Maybe it’s a bias against right-handed batters or something?
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      Good question. I guess I never thought about it that way but you’re right.

    2. Tresh Fan
      September 10th, 2009 | 10:33 am

      Here’s a thought. As well as being a RH batter Jeter has less of a dkscrepancy between his career Batting Average (BA) and Secondary Average (SecA):

      Player BA SecA

      Jeter .317 .289
      Gwynn .338 .265
      Ichiro .333 .223
      Carew .328 .248
      Keeler .341 .192

      Jeter is too much of a “slugger” to belong to this group.

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