Comparing Derek Jeter to the Greatest Detroit Tigers Hitters of All-Time

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Big news this week as Spot Starters favorite, Derek Jeter, tied Lou Gehrig for the most hits ever in a Yankees uniform with 2,721 hits.  That’s an impressive total and Jeter and Gehrig each had phenomenal careers.  Gehrig is in the Hall of Fame and Jeter is as close to a Hall of Fame lock as you can find.  However, did you know that three Tigers had more hits wearing the Old English D as Jeter and Gehrig have had in Pinstripes. Here’s the rundown on the Tigers all-time hits leaders.  Just for fun. Ty Cobb: 3,900 Al Kaline: 3,007 Charlie Gehringer: 2,839 Harry Heilmann: 2,499 Sam Crawford: 2,466 Lou Whitaker: 2,369 Alan Trammell: 2,365 Bobby Veach: 1,859 Norm Cash: 1,793 Donie Bush: 1,745 The current Tiger with the most hits as a Tiger is Brandon Inge who r ...

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