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.


Mitch said...

Jeter is the Man!

Mark M. said...

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

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