Jeter & Gehrig: Two captains tied at the top

jeter091010.jpgFrom Anthony DiComo:

They now stand in succession, according to accomplishment: Derek Jeter
and Lou Gehrig up top, followed by Babe Ruth, and then Mickey Mantle.
That is how the Yankees’ all-time hits list reads after Wednesday’s 4-2
win, a game in which Jeter tied Gehrig for the most hits in team
history.

Jeter said Wednesday night that the milestone had been on his mind, and how could it not? It seemed like he was being asked about it every 25 seconds. But now that he’s there:

“It means a lot,” Jeter said. “I’m a Yankees fan, was a Yankees fan
growing up. Coming up through this organization, I know a lot about the
history and what [Gehrig] stood for. Being a captain, he’s probably one
of the classiest people to ever play the game. To be alongside him –
at least for a day in pretty much anything that you can do — to have
your name next to his is quite an accomplishment.”

33g_gehrig.jpgTo consider that Derek Jeter and Lou Gehrig (for at least a day) stand tied at the top of the Yankees’ hit list really is remarkable. One of my favorite interviews in leading up to this milestone was with Jonathan Eig, who wrote the acclaimed 2005 Gehrig biography “Luckiest Man.” Here’s what he had to say about how Gehrig might have felt this morning:

“I think Gehrig would have loved Jeter — personally and
professionally,” Eig said. “Gehrig didn’t have a lot of friends, but I
suspect Jeter’s the kind of guy Lou would have invited home to have
dinner with the folks. And he certainly would have been proud to see
Jeter step in as captain and handle the job so gracefully.”

All-time Yankees hit leaders
No.
Player
Games
Hits
1. Lou Gehrig 2,164 2,721
2. Derek Jeter 2,119 2,721
3. Babe Ruth 2,084 2,518
4. Mickey Mantle 2,401 2,415
5. Bernie Williams 2,076 2,336
6. Joe DiMaggio 1,736 2,214
7. Don Mattingly 1,785 2,153
8. Yogi Berra 2,116 2,148
9. Bill Dickey 1,789 1,969
10. Earle Combs 1,456 1,866

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Nova pitches Yanks to 2-0 lead
Sept. 10, 2009
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/mlb/minorleagues/team_index.jsp?c_id=nyy

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 10, 2009
PLAYOFF GAME
Scranton/WB 4
Gwinnett (Braves) 1
W: Nova (1-0, 1.29); L: Reyes, Jo (0-1, 3.86); SV: Whelan (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_10_swbaaa_gwiaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Scranton/WB LEADS SERIES 2-0
———————————
Trenton – SEASON OVER
———————————
Charleston – SEASON OVER
———————————
PLAYOFF GAME
Lowell (Red Sox) POSTPONED
Staten Island
SERIES TIED 1-1
———————————
GCL Yankees – SEASON OVER
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
=========================================================================
YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 11, 2009
PLAYOFF GAME
Gwinnett (Braves) 7:05 PM
Scranton/WB
———————————
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Charlotte (Rays) 7:05 PM
Tampa
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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I think you’re right Bryan. The two captains are cut from the same mold and Lou would have embraced DJ.

Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

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Laird’s blast completes sweep
Sept. 9, 2009
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/mlb/minorleagues/team_index.jsp?c_id=nyy

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 9, 2009
PLAYOFF GAME
Scranton/WB 3
Gwinnett (Braves) 0
W: Sanchez, Ro (1-0, 0.00); L: Halama (0-1, 3.00); SV: Claggett (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_09_swbaaa_gwiaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
———————————
Trenton – SEASON OVER
———————————
PLAYOFF GAME
Tampa 5
Brevard County (Brewers) 2
W: Venditte (1-0, 0.00); L: Fiers (0-1, 7.71); SV: Hovis (1)
HR: TAM: Laird (1), Romine, Au (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_09_tbyafa_breafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
TAMPA WINS SERIES 2-0
———————————
Charleston – SEASON OVER
———————————
PLAYOFF GAME
Lowell (Red Sox) 3
Staten Island 2 (11)
W: Wogee (1-0, 0.00); L: Brooks, G (1-1, 3.00)
HR: LOW: Butler (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_09_09_lowasx_staasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
SERIES TIED 1-1
———————————
GCL Yankees – SEASON OVER
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
=========================================================================
YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD September 10, 2009
PLAYOFF GAME
Scranton/WB
Gwinnett (Braves) 7:00 PM
———————————
Trenton – SEASON OVER
———————————
Charleston – SEASON OVER
———————————
PLAYOFF GAME
Lowell (Red Sox) 7:05 PM
Staten Island
———————————
GCL Yankees – SEASON OVER
———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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