Derek Jeter wasted little time in continuing his climb up the all-time hits list on Friday, passing Cal Ripken Jr., for sole possession of 13th place with a first-inning double off White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Jeter sent the second pitch he saw sharply down the third-base line and into the left-field corner for a stand-up double as hit No. 3,185 of his career.
"Congratulations to Derek on passing me on the all-time hits list," Ripken said in a statement. "Derek has been such a special player for such a long time, and I am happy to see him continue to play at a high level. He represents the game and the Yankees wonderfully, and I hope that he continues to play and continues to give all of us baseball fans great memories."