Derek Jeter, the Yankees all time hits leader

Going into last night’s game, Derek Sanderson Jeter was tied with Lou Gehrig with 2,721 hits for the most hits ever by a Yankee. The game did not start on time due to rain, but it seemed like every fan remained in the stadium, anxious to see Jeter break the record. When the game finally started around 8:20, Jeter struck out in his first at bat. But, in his second at bat, with a 2-0 count, Jeter a little line drive inside the 1st base line, and picked up career hit 2,722, to put him on top of the Yankees all time hit list. The fans gave Jeter a lengthy two and a half minute ovation as he stood on first base, the ovation would have gone on longer if there hadn’t been a game to play. During the ovation, Jeter’s teammates came onto the field to give him a hug.

Derek Jeter picks up the hit, which unsuprisingly went to right field where he ussually hits the ball with his inside out swing.

Derek Jeter picks up the hit, which unsurprisingly went to right field where he usually hits the ball with his inside out swing.

Jeter recieves a standing ovation.

Jeter recieves a standing ovation.

He is now the Yankees all time hits leader with 2,722

He is now the Yankees all time hits leader with 2,722.

He presumably points to his parents who were there to watch their son.

He presumably points to his parents who were there to watch their son.

Jeter's teammates come out to congratulate him and to give him a hug.

Jeter's teammates come out to congratulate him and to give him a hug.

Here is the video of the record breaking hit.

Here is the interview of Jeter which actually took place during the second rain delay.

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5 thoughts on “Derek Jeter, the Yankees all time hits leader

  1. WOW! I can’t believe that this has actually happened! When your grandkids (hopefully Yankee Fans) ask you did you ever see any great moments in Yankee history we can tell them we saw Derek pass Lou Gehrig as the ALL TIME Yankee hits leader. This is a great moments for the Yankees and the Jeter family. Congratulations Derek!

  2. I too salute #2. I got to go to the game and definitely will remember it. It was nice to get some history into the new stadium with more to come in the playoffs (we hope!).

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