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With a first-inning single last night off Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana, Derek Jeter passed Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees career hits list. Jeter finished the game with two hits pushing his career toal to 2,520. The 34-year old now trails only Lou Gehrig, who is the all-time leader with 2,721 hits. Jeter is just nine base knocks shy of catching the Iron Horse who had 1,269 hits at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have ten home games left remaining  at Yankee Stadium before they move to their new stadium across the street next season

Jeter made his Yankee debut in 1995 as the third youngest player in the MLB. Eight seasons later he was named the team captain. Jeter has won four World Series championships and has been named to the American League All-Star roster nine times. The shortstop is also the only player in history to win the All Star game MVP and the World Series MVP in the same season (2000).

Jeter has collected at least 200 hits in a season six times. The Captain has finished  the regular season in the top three in hits three times. His career batting average is .316 and hit a career high .349 in 1999 , which was second in the league. He also finished first in hits in ’99 with 219. He  had an average of .344 in 2006 which again was second in the AL. Needing only 201 more hits to pass Gehrig,  Jeter is continuing to ascend up the list of Yankee greats

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