With leadoff homer, Jeter passes Rickey

Derek Jeter’s leadoff homer off Wei-Yin Chen tonight was the 25th of his career, passing Rickey Henderson for sole possession of first place on the Yankees’ all-time list. Henderson had 24 from 1985 until he was traded to the Athletics in 1989.

We’re reminded of Jeter’s quote from last season, when he passed Henderson on the franchise’s all-time steals list: “It’s hard to believe. Rickey was only here what? A year-and-a-half?”

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