Derek Jeter Sets NY Yankee Hit Record

Derek Jeter becomes all time Yankee hit king passing the great Lou Gehrig

By MIKE GRAHAM | wpix.com

September 12, 2009



Derek Jeter has earned many honors in his illustrious career. Now add all time Yankee hit king as New York's captain lashed hit number 2, 722 down the rightfield line in the third inning at Yankee Stadium last night passing the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig.

During a rain hampered evening, Jeter brightened the skies with his historic single breaking the record that had lasted 70 years. With his family among the 46, 771 fans on hand to watch the moment, Jeter delivered and tipped his helmet as the crowd stood and cheered for 3 minutes.

In a statement Yankees Boss George Steinbrenner said "For those who say today's game can't produce legendary players, I have two words: Derek Jeter"

While the Yanks did drop the game to Baltimore, the only memory fans will have is that one Yankee legend had passed another.

"It's still hard to believe, " Jeter explained. "The whole experience has been overwhelming."