Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Interesting Yankee Fact

No Yankee has ever collected 3000 hits with the team. The all time leader is Lou Gehrig:

Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. Only Lou Gehrig (2,721) has more hits in a Yankees uniform.

I have to admit, I did not know that. You think the evil empire, and you think gaudy stats of all types. I never realized they had never had a 3000 hit guy. Jeter will probably change that in a few years, but still. That's a lot of history without one of the most hallowed numbers in baseball.

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