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.
Here is the video of the record breaking hit.
Here is the interview of Jeter which actually took place during the second rain delay.