Derek Jeter went 3-4 with a walk Wednesday night to tie all-time Yankee great Lou Gehrig with 2,721 hits. In the bottom of the seventh inning with the Yankees losing 2-0 to Tampa Bay, Jeter smacked a single into right. His Yankee teammates and Tampa Bay opponents, each came to the top step of the dugout and applauded his career effort. The entire stadium clapped, cheered and chanted Derek Jeter for a good five minutes. It would have lasted even longer, but the umpires got the game going again.
With the Yankees rallying in the eighth, Jeter was able to get back into the batter’s box, but walked on a 3-2 pitch, much to the dismay of the home crowd, which booed the Tampa Bay pitcher.
The Yankees take a day off before opening up a 3-game series at the Stadium against Baltimore. Jeter will most likely break the record Friday night.