In honor of yesterday's win, the Yankees' first of the season (which was nice even if it did not break them out of their tie with the Red Sox for last place), I looked up a couple of numbers I'd been wondering about.
- Thanks in part to his four hits last night, Derek Jeter now has 3095 for his career, which leaves him only fifteen shy of the #19 spot on the all-time hits list, currently held by Dave Winfield with 3110.
[Added] Tied Winfield on 19 April 2012.
He's fewer than one hundred behind five more: #18 Tony Gwynn (3141), #17 Robin Yount (3142), #16 Paul Waner (3152), #15 George Brett (3154), and #14 Cal Ripken (3184).
A solid season could put him past #13 Nap Lajoie (3242) and #12 Eddie Murray (3255). A 196-hit season, which he's done seven times in his career, most recently in 2009, would put him past #11 Willie Mays (3283).
- Andy Pettit has 240 career wins. So, I think 300 is a long shot. He'd need four years at 15 wins/yr, and he's only won 15 once in the past five years: 15, 14, 14, 11, and 0 (didn't play last year).
- Alex Rodriguez has 2778 career hits. 222 to go to be part of the 600/3000 club, which is elite company, indeed.