Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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I remember in my early teens when Yankees shortstop and icon Derek Jeter first stepped on the scene donning the pinstripes. He immediately became my favorite player, which still holds true to this day. I almost can’t believe how time flies. Jeter is almost 40 and I am pushing 30. Throughout his tenure with the Yanks, he has amassed a novel of accolades. Wednesday night, Derek Jeter added another to the list: he tied the legendary Lou Gehrig for most 200 hit seasons in Yankees history (8).

Jeter sat out the first game of the Yankees’ double-header against the Toronto Blue Jays, but after taking batting and fielding practice, decided he felt good enough for the nightcap after suffering a bone bruise in his left leg earlier this month. They won both games by scores of 4-2 and 2-1.

Jeter was modest as always about tying Gehrig’s record:

“It’s a lot of hits. I knew if I was healthy and played every day I had a chance. I am proud of it, but more importantly we are trying to win games.’’

The Yankees currently hold a half game lead over the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East.

The post Derek Jeter ties Lou Gehrig for most 200 hit seasons appeared first on New York Sports Kings.

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