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Entries in Derek Jeter (16)

Friday
Sep212012

Bill Chuck’s Friday Nine to Know

  1. October 31 is Halloween and Game 6 of the World Series is scheduled. Wouldn’t it be neat if the orange and black Orioles were visiting the orange and black Giants that night?
  2. With a runner on third and less than two outs, Buster Posey has gone 22-for-37 (.595) and a MLB-leading 42 RBI.Overall, with runners on third Posey is hitting .481; .529 against lefties, .459 against righties
  3. This is Derek Jeter’s 18thconsecutive season playing for an over .500 ballclub.
  4. On 3-0 counts, Albert Pujols is 0-for-8.
  5. The Rays will set a new AL record for strikeouts (the good kind) tonight. They enter their game with James Shields on the mound and 1,264 Ks for the season, two short of record held by the 2001 Yankees.
  6. With 256 sac bunts, Omar Vizquel is the only active player in the top 150 sac bunters all-time. Vizquel is tied for 35th all-time with Johnny Evers and Edd Roush. Vizquel is retiring at the end of the season.
  7. New York (86-63) matched its season high of 23 games over .500.
  8. Chipper Jones has had 18 consecutive seasons of at least 10 homers since 1995.
  9. Of Adam Dunn’s 104 hits, 39 were homers, a percentage of 37.5. If 37.5% of Derek Jeter’s 202 hits were homers, he would have 76.
Thursday
Sep202012

Nine to Know: Yankees play two, Orioles play two extra; both teams win

  1. Andy Pettitte pitched five scoreless innings returning from the DL to pick up the win in game one in the day/night doubleheader swept by the Yankees over the Blue Jays.
  2. Derek Jeter was given the day game off so Ichiro Suzuki to the leadoff slot and had three hits batting leadoff as the Yankee captain was given the opener off.
  3. Rafael Soriano picked up a four-out save in game one thanks in large part to a diving basket catch by Ichiro with runners on second and third with two outs in the top of the 8th when the score was 3-2.
  4. Toronto’s 45-year-old Omar Vizquel had two hits in the Jays first-game loss to move past Babe Ruth to 41st on the career hit list at 2,874. Mel Ott is next at 2,876.
  5. The Yanks won the nightcap, 2-1, with Ichiro once again starring hitting a go-ahead single in the 8th inning driving in the ultimate winning run. Ichiro had four hits in the second game making him 7-for-8 in the two games. He also stole four of New York’s seven bases in the second game. Soriano recorded saves 41 and 42 in the twinbill.
  6. Derek Jeter picked up his 200th hit of the season extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Jeter now has eight seasons of at least 200 hits (also 1998-00, 2005-07, ’09), tying Lou Gehrig’s club record. Only Pete Rose (10), Ichiro (10), and Ty Cobb (9) have more 200-hit seasons than Jeter, the oldest player to collect at least 200 hits in a season since the 40-year old Paul Molitor in 1996.
  7. After playing 18 innings Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning as the Orioles won their 15th straight extra-inning game, 3-1 over the Seattle Mariners.
  8. Jones became the first Baltimore outfielder to reach 30 homers since Brady Anderson hit 50 in 1996. It was his fourth extra-inning homer of the season.
  9. The game ended when Michael Saunders, who had walked, was caught stealing by Tuesday night’s hitting star, Taylor Teagarden. That play exemplifies why the Orioles will battling in October in the postseason and the Mariners will be battling for tee times.

Players with four hits and four steals in a game since 2000:

RkPlayerDateTmOppRsltPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCS
1 Ichiro Suzuki 2012-09-19 (2) NYY TOR W 2-1 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 1 4 0
2 Julio Borbon 2009-08-15 TEX BOS W 7-2 5 5 2 4 0 0 0 2 4 0
3 Carl Crawford 2009-05-03 TBR BOS W 5-3 5 4 2 4 0 0 0 1 6 0
4 Kenny Lofton 2007-06-29 TEX BOS L 1-2 5 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 Carl Crawford 2006-05-24 TBD TOR W 10-8 5 5 5 5 0 0 1 2 4 0
6 Scott Podsednik 2006-05-01 CHW CLE W 8-6 6 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 1
7 Ichiro Suzuki 2004-07-20 SEA BOS L 7-9 6 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 Kenny Lofton 2000-09-03 CLE BAL W 12-11 8 7 4 4 0 0 1 1 5 0
9 Tom Goodwin 2000-06-07 COL SEA W 6-1 5 5 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 0
10 Eric Young 2000-05-14 CHC MON L 15-16 6 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/20/2012.

Ichiro's seven-hit game yesterday:

 

Derek Jeter's 200 hit season:

 

Adam Jones' 30-homer season:

 

There have been 56 extra-inning homers this season. Here are batters with multiple games:

Adam Jones 4
Hunter Pence 2
Scott Hairston 2
Chipper Jones 2
Carlos Gonzalez 2
Matt Kemp 2

Here are Adam Jones 2012 extra-inning homers:

DateBatter ▾OppPitcherScoreInnRoBOutRBI
2012-05-06 Adam Jones @BOS Darnell McDonald tied 6-6 t17 12- 1 3
2012-05-16 Adam Jones @KCR Nathan Adcock tied 3-3 t15 1 1
2012-06-09 Adam Jones PHI B.J. Rosenberg tied 4-4 b12 1– 0 2
2012-09-19 Adam Jones @SEA Josh Kinney tied 1-1 t11 1– 1 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table
Generated 9/20/2012.
Friday
Sep142012

#2 is now #10

 

Photo by Bill Chuck

In the Yankees 2-0 win over the Red Sox last night, Derek Jeter‘s RBI single gave him a major-league leading 195 hits on the season and 3283 hits in his career, tying him with Willie Mays for 10th place on the all-time hit list.

One of the elements of Jeter's game is his famed inside-out swing.

Check this out.

Here is how Jeter compiled his 195 hits and his .323 batting average this season:

On pitches to the outer half of the plate, the Yankee captain is hitting .316 with 93 hits:

On pitches on the inner half of the plate, Jeter is hitting .332 with 102 hits:

Here is the inside-out swing in action in which Jeter has gone 25-for-55 (.455) on pitches on the inside in which he has gone to the opposite field:

 

Here is baseball’s 3000-hit list:

RkPlayerH1B2B3BHR
1 Pete Rose 4256 3215 746 135 160
2 Ty Cobb 4189 3053 724 295 117
3 Hank Aaron 3771 2294 624 98 755
4 Stan Musial 3630 2253 725 177 475
5 Tris Speaker 3514 2383 792 222 117
6 Carl Yastrzemski 3419 2262 646 59 452
7 Paul Molitor 3319 2366 605 114 234
8 Eddie Collins 3315 2643 438 187 47
9 Derek Jeter 3283 2441 522 65 255
10 Willie Mays 3283 1960 523 140 660
11 Eddie Murray 3255 2156 560 35 504
12 Cal Ripken 3184 2106 603 44 431
13 George Brett 3154 2035 665 137 317
14 Paul Waner 3152 2243 605 191 113
15 Robin Yount 3142 2182 583 126 251
16 Tony Gwynn 3141 2378 543 85 135
17 Dave Winfield 3110 2017 540 88 465
18 Craig Biggio 3060 2046 668 55 291
19 Rickey Henderson 3055 2182 510 66 297
20 Rod Carew 3053 2404 445 112 92
21 Lou Brock 3023 2247 486 141 149
22 Rafael Palmeiro 3020 1828 585 38 569
23 Wade Boggs 3010 2253 578 61 118
24 Al Kaline 3007 2035 498 75 399
25 Roberto Clemente 3000 2154 440 166 240
RkPlayerH1B2B3BHR
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/14/2012.

Here are Jeter’s victims by team:

ISplitGH ▾BA
  Inter-League 256 345 .326
  Baltimore Orioles 270 341 .307
  Boston Red Sox 261 318 .291
  Toronto Blue Jays 243 307 .314
  Tampa Bay Rays 240 299 .305
  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 161 215 .333
  Texas Rangers 143 193 .329
  Oakland Athletics 150 189 .310
  Seattle Mariners 163 187 .283
  Detroit Tigers 139 185 .326
  Cleveland Indians 132 178 .338
  Kansas City Royals 130 177 .328
  Minnesota Twins 122 163 .326
  Chicago White Sox 134 158 .295
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table Generated 9/14/2012.