Jul 1, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) hits a double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter Ties Lou Gehrig On Yankees All-Time Doubles List


Derek Jeter has  made history yet again.  This time, the Captain has tied Yankees’ great Lou Gehrig on the team’s all-time doubles list.  Jeter’s leadoff double, off Rays’ ace David Price in the bottom of the fourth, was the one that tied the record he would later come around to score.

Jeter is used to making history off Price.  He was the same pitcher to surrender Jeter’s hit number 3,000, a homer in Yankee Stadium back in July of 2011 “I feel like if I had a lineup full of 40-year-old Derek Jeters, I might not make it through the fifth,” Price said to Dan Martin of the NY Post. “He’s tough.”

Yesterday was the 10th anniversity of Jeter’s famous diving into the stands play to catch a pop fly against the Red Sox. And Jeter continued his solid play with a lead off single in the sixth inning. Jeter has been on a tear lately, having a 7-game hitting streak, hitting .338 (26-for-77) since June 10.

The next to likely be passed on the hit list are legends  Carl Yastrzemski, who is eighth all-time with 3,419 hits, and Honus Wagner who  is seventh at 3,420 hits.

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