Derek Jeter is Number One
New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter moved past Lou Gehrig on the Bombers all-time hits list on 9-11 with a single to right field in the Bronx.
“It’s still hard to believe,” said Jeter, 35, who has recorded 2,727 career hits since he made his debut with the Yankees in 1995. “Being a Yankee fan, this is something I never imagined. Your dream is always to play for the team, and once you get here, you just want to stay and be consistent. This wasn’t a part of it. This whole experience has been overwhelming.”
Ailing Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner issued a statement congratulating Jeter on the amazing feats he has accomplished since he first donned pinstripes.
“For those who say today’s game can’t produce legendary players, I have two words: Derek Jeter,” Steinbrenner said of the three-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop who played a vital role in the Yankees last four championships.