Sept. 11, 2009 will be a day to go down in the history books for the Yankees and the entire MLB. This is because it is the day that Derek Jeter broke the Yankees' all-time hitting record. Jeter surpassed Yankee legend Lou Gehrig to become the Bombers' career hit king. He tied the Iron Horse on Wednesday, Sept. 9, against the Tampa Bay Rays. After an off-day on Thursday, the Yanks began their series against the Baltimore Orioles. It happened in the bottom of the third inning, when Jeter singled to right off of O's pitcher Chris Tillman for hit number 2,272 of his career, putting him atop the Yankees' career hit list. The Captain would single again later in the day, bringing in a run at the same time. Jeter's 2,273 hits is unlikely to be topped any time soon as he is still a fantastic p ...
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