The pinstripes have been good to Derek Jeter, and he’s been good to them. On Tuesday, he passed Babe Ruth on the Yankees’ all-time hits list with his single in the first inning. That gave him second place, behind on the great Lou Gehrig who’s holding strong 2,721 hits. Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. He also had a single in the seventh for no. 2,520.
He’s got 10 more games to dish out 9 hits to tie Gehrig’s 1,260 hits at Yankee Stadium, enough reason to attend the final games even if they don’t make the playoffs.