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Derek Jeter By The Numbers

This Sunday — Mother’s Day — Derek Jeter will be inducted into Yankees’ Monument Park. He will join the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra as well as teammates Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Bernie Williams.

His No. 2 will never again be seen on the back of any player donning the Yankees’ pinstripes. His 20 year career is filled with plenty of memorable moments as players, members of the media and fans all alike reflect on the special player that was Derek Jeter.

Here is a look at some of the numbers that make The Captain a legend in his own right:

0: Number of single season batting records Jeter holds for the Yankees. Just goes to show the consistency he’s had at the plate.

1: The number of players who can claim they won the All-Star Game and World Series MVP awards in the same season. That man is Jeter, doing such in 2000.

1: Number of Yankees with 3,000 hits. The Captain himself.

3: Players to hit a homerun for hit No. 3000. Jeter is among the three — along with former teammates Wade Boggs and Alex Rodriguez — doing so against David Price on July 9, 2011.

5: Jeter won a handful of titles with the Yankees dating back to his rookie year in 1996 and getting the one for his thumb in 2009. In between, he hoisted the trophy in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

6: The pick the Yankees used in the 1992 MLB Draft to pick up the skinny shortstop from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The fall to sixth even got a scout to quit his job.

8: Yankees’ batting records that belong to Jeter. He’s got plate appearances, at bats, hits, singles, doubles, strikeouts, total bases and games played all to his name.

8: Number of 200-hit seasons Jeter put together, tying him for third most all-time.

10: Career walk-off winners both regular season and postseason for the man who was cool as the other side of the pillow.

10: Postseason records that belong to the Captain: hits, doubles, triples, singles, runs scored, total bases, at-bats, plate appearances, games played, and strikeouts

15: Number of double play partners Jeter has had for 20 or more games according to Sports Illustrated. Robinson Cano leads the pack with 1,082 games. Four others — Alfonso Soriano (407), Chuck Knoblauch (354), Miguel Cairo (150) and Mariano Duncan (135) — have played triple digit games at second during Jeter’s tenure. 27 others have played fewer than 20 games with him.

17: Playoffs Derek Jeter has played in, only missing the postseason in 2008, 2013 (hurt all year) and 2014.

22: The amount of numbers the Yankees will have retired by game time Sunday night.

71: Wins Above Replacement Jeter posted. It’s fifth best in franchise history.

158: Postseason games that Jeter has played in. The most in MLB history.

179: Players that currently hold a .300 average or better in MLB history. Jeter is 110th all-time sporting a .309 career batting average.

200: Postseason hits, tops all-time in baseball history.

349: Number of hits he has against the Baltimore Orioles, his most against any club. He has over 300 against the rest of the American League East (Boston – 338, Toronto – 331, Tampa Bay – 316). He has triple digit hits against 14 clubs.

2,674: Games played at shortstop. He’s second only behind Omar Vizquel who played 2,709 games in the 6-spot.

2,747: Games played in career. Record for the Bronx Bombers, but only good enough for 27th most in MLB history.

3,465: Career hits for Jeter. That puts him sixth all-time, only behind Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Tris Speaker. He has the most among shortstops.

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