Thoughts On Derek Jeter Eclipsing Lou Gehrig

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Jeffrey Brown in MLB
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To say that Derek Jeter passing Lou Gehrig as the NY Yankees all-time hit leader is much ado about nothing would be completely disrespectful…yet, I am left feeling that all of the fuss that has been attributed to the accomplishment is significantly overblown. Jeter grounded a single through the right side of a rainy Yankee Stadium infield last night to pass The Iron Horse as the career hit leader for baseball’s most storied franchise; but, frankly, it’s only because it’s the Yankees that the accomplishment was remotely noteworthy. Think about it. No Yankees player has EVER reached the 3,000 hit mark… thus, reaching 2,722 hits constitutes the franchise record. In consideration of the history of the franchise, that fact is mind-boggling. To put it in perspect ...

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