Derek Jeter Ties Lou Gehrig's Record for Hits by a Yankee

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SS Derek Jeter and Lou Gehrig are tied at the top.

Jeter matched the Yankees' record for hits with a seventh-inning single Wednesday night against the Rays. Jeter's third hit of the game gave him 2,721 in a Yankees uniform, tying a mark held by Gehrig for more than 70 years.

Jeter had a chance to break the record in the eighth inning, but he walked.

Already on their feet in anticipation, fans at Yankee Stadium let loose with a roar when Jeter's sharp grounder inside the first base line got by a diving Chris Richard in the seventh. Jeter took off his helmet and twice waved it to the crowd of 45,848 during an ovation that lasted about two minutes.

-- ORIOLES: A large aluminum No. 8 that commemorates Orioles great Cal Ripken outside the Camden Yards ballpark was recovered early Wednesday, about two hours after it was stolen by four men, Baltimore police said.

Surveillance cameras captured video of the men removing the four-foot monument and placing it in the bed of a pickup truck, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

The suspects were identified as Gary Parker, 19, of Baltimore; Matthew Rayner, 19, of Chase; Patrick Reynolds, 18, of Middle River; and Jason Stonebuner, 19, of Essex.

-- GIANTS: San Francisco isn't going to rush Tim Lincecum back into the lineup even though its staff ace has shown improvement after back spasms forced him to miss his start Tuesday against San Diego.

-- From News Services

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