New York Yankees: Derek Jeter Ties Yankees Record For Hits

Rain ManCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees acknowledges the crowd after hitting a single in the 7th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game on September 9, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Jeter's hit ties Lou Gehrig's all-time club record of 2,721 hits. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The wait is over, Yankees fans.

In the 7th inning of tonight's game vs the Tampa Bay Rays, Derek Jeter slaps a base hit into right field that made Yankees history, his 2721st hit which made Jeter tie Lou Gehrig for most hits in the storied franchise history.He was previously on a season high 0-12 slump, but when he drag bunted his way to first base in the 1st inning, it set the tone for the rest of the night.

Yankee Stadium and all 45,848 erupted in cheers as the grounder was hit past a diving Chris Richard, and Jeter salutes the 45,848 people who paid for their tickets to see history with a curtain call.

But that's not the only milestone he made tonight. He also stole his 300th career base, when he stole second base in the 1st inning.

He had a shot at passing Lou Gehrig in the eighth, but Rays' reliever Grant Balfour walked Jeter. On September 11th, he will have another try at it.

Derek Jeter has made every Yankee fan proud. It has been a great honor watching him play baseball. He did it without taking any PED's, without any scandals, nothing. All clean.