The records keep on piling up for Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees. He entered the Yankees-Red Sox game on Sunday night tied with The Great Bambino, Babe Ruth, on the all-time career hits list. It came against a very familiar foe in the Boston Red Sox with Josh Beckett on the mound.
In the second inning, Derek Jeter walked up to the plate with great swagger like always. It seemed like there was no pressure on him, as he just lined a base hit up the middle of the field to simply surpass Babe Ruth. Not only did he add himself to a greater place in the record books, but he helped the Yankees get out in front.
On Jeter's second inning hit, Brett Gardner was able to score and the Yankees increased their lead on Boston to 2-0.
Down goes Lou Gehrig and down goes Babe Ruth! Derek Jeter is now within 126 hits of 3,000. It's not like he needs that to get into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, because with five World Series Championships and more than 2,500 hits, you are a lock in anyone's book.
Bombers' Banter predicts that Derek Jeter will pass that milestone in 2011 as a New York Yankee. He will not sign elsewhere and will accomplish that feat in his familiar pinstriped uniform.
Congratulations, Derek Jeter!
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