Day To Night, All Eyes on Derek Jeter at The Stadium

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IISeptember 7, 2009

NEW YORK - AUGUST 27:  Derek Jeter  #2 of the New York Yankees at bat against the Texas Rangers during the MLB game on August 27, 2009 at Yankees Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

As the "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig looks down with a grin, the little kid from Pequannock, New Jersey is only four hits away from having the most hits in pinstripes.

Derek Jeter needs just three hits to tie Gehrig's hit mark of 2,721 as the New York Yankees return home from a Baltimore/Toronto road trip to face the Tampa Bay Rays.

With 46 hits in August alone, Jeter has made this feet possible with so much season left.  Many wondered if it would be this year or next year, but Jeter's .334 average will make it happen sooner then later.

With a day/night double header set up, a long day of baseball is ahead.  It just feels right that he has a chance to break the hit mark at home instead of on the road.

Jeter kinda played it down when he was asked about it, "Anytime you talk about getting a Yankees record and you get the opportunity to do it at home, that's pretty special," Jeter said. "We'll see what happens. We're home for a few days."

Jeter has a way of making his career not as special as it really is, and I respect that.  He goes out there and plays hard and lets his numbers do the talking.

Last September, the Yankees captain surpassed Gehrig as the all-time hits leader at the old Yankee Stadium, notching his 1,270th hit in a Sept. 16 game against the White Sox as the club celebrated the building's final homestand.

Jeter got that record just in the nick of time, this one, he can relax, because it is in the bag.

With the division race all but won, all fans turn to watch Jeter make history and possibly win the AL MVP award this year as well.

Is this the same guy that some say are overrated?  Unbelievable.

Instead of calling him "Mr. November", I have decided to start calling Jeter, "Mr. Underrated".