9/10/2008 09:55:00 AM

The Captain Passes The Sultan Of Swat In All Time Hits

Posted by Mark McCray |

Derek Jeter singled in the first inning Tuesday night, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees' career hits list.

Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. Only Lou Gehrig (2,721) has more hits in a Yankees uniform.

An official scoring change took away Jeter's triple in the sixth and charged Angels center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. with a three-base error. Jeter added a single in the seventh.

Jeter has 1,260 hits at Yankee Stadium, nine shy of Gehrig's record, with 10 games remaining there.

2 comments:

Mitch said...

Jeter is the Man!

Mark M. said...

You got that right, Mitch!!! Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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