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AL GAME OF THE DAY

Derek Jeter passes Lou Gehrig on Yankees' hit list

New York loses to Baltimore, 10-4.

September 12, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Puddles soaked the warning track and ponchos dotted the stands when Derek Jeter stepped to the plate in the third inning, hoping to give the soggy Yankee Stadium crowd a reason for showing up in all that rain.

With one of his classic, inside-out swings, Jeter sent a sharp grounder skimming through the infield. And there it was, the record-setting hit that pushed him past Lou Gehrig.

Jeter broke the New York Yankees' hit record held by Gehrig for more than seven decades on Friday night with an opposite-field single in a 10-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. It gave Jeter 2,722 hits, one more than Gehrig, whose Hall of Fame career was cut short by illness in 1939.

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