Derek Jeter Breaks Lou Gehrig’s Record

John Tully
The New York Herald Sun
September 11, 2009

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At approximately 9:25 Eastern time, New York Yankee Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig’s record for hits with a stinging single down the right-field line during a rainstorm Friday night in the Bronx, N.Y.

It was the 2722nd hit that broke the record, a franchise mark.

The game was briefly stopped and players and coaches congratulated the Yankee captain. He doffed his helmet twice to the Yankee Stadium crowd and the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays saluted him from their dugout.

Mr. Jeter is now 1, 534 hits behind Pete Rose for the all-time record.

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