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Derek Jeter: All-Time Yankees Hits Leader

My favorite Yankee player just broke the all-time franchise hit record, held by the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig, for the past 72 years. Derek Jeter's single in the third inning---his 2,722nd lifetime hit---pulled him ahead of Gehrig, for the lead in all-time Yankee hits. It was a thrill to watch. Even the principal owner, George Steinbrenner, had something nice to say about Jeter: "For those who say today's game can't produce legendary players, I have two words: Derek Jeter. ... As historic and significant as becoming the Yankees' all-time hit leader is, the accomplishment is all the more impressive because Derek is one of the finest young men playing the game today."


And, for the record, Jeter added another hit during the game, increasing his franchise record to 2,723 hits. Bravo!


I hated to see Lou Gehrig's record fall but I suppose that if it had to go at least it went to a talented player like Derek Jeter.

Congrats to Jeter on yet another great accomplishment.