About twenty minutes ago, your Captain and mine, the one, the only, the man, the myth as well as the legend, the best there was, the best there is, the best there ever shall be, gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead with a sharp single to right-center. As you can see on the side of the blog, he has now passed Mickey Mantle on the Yankees all-time hit list.
Think of all the Yankee legends, who really are also baseball legends, some of whom are also genuine sports legends and American heroes. Derek Jeter has more hits as a Yankee (the only hits that matter) than Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizzuto, Reggie Jackson, Don Mattingly, Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, Randy Velarde, Alex Rodriguez, and the list goes on and on. Thousands down, 2 to go. Couple of guys you may have heard of, Gehrig and Ruth. The countdown continues.