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I'm not trying to demean or diminish his accomplishment, I'm just saying that while Derek Jeter may have passed the immortal Iron Horse for career hits as a Yankee, he has a long way to go to catch Gehrig in terms of getting on base. And shouldn't the ultimate goal for every hitter be to get on base? One way to get on base is to get a hit, of course. And hey, hits are important - the hardest thing to do in sports, so they say, is to hit a round baseball with a round bat. At least over in jolly old England, they had the smarts to make the cricket bat flat. Of course, we Americans say where's the challenge in that? So, yes, Jeter's accomplishment is extremely impressive.  His 2,722nd hit passed Lou Gehrig for the most hits by a Yankees player. That's an awful lot of hits.  ...

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