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Video: Derek Jeter surpasses Lou Gehrig for first place on Yankees’ all-time doubles list

Jul 22, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

Derek Jeter made a little more history on Tuesday night against the Rangers …

That was only the 10th double of the season for Jeter, but it was the 535th of his career. The all-time doubles list in Yankees history now reads: Jeter (535), Lou Gehrig (534), Bernie Williams (449), Don Mattingly (442), Babe Ruth (424), Joe DiMaggio (389), Jorge Posada (379), Robinson Cano (375), Mickey Mantle (344).

  1. paint771 - Jul 22, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    In other news, before the game Jeter drank a Diet Coke. This puts him third on the all time “Yankees Drink a Diet Coke” list, behind only Willie Randolph and, of course, David Wells.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:43 AM

      Despite his sainthood, in many ways Jeter continues to be completely normal. He continues to put on his pants one leg at a time and he ties his own shoelaces.

      • sandpiperair - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:06 AM

        Can you confirm this firsthand?

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM

        I have seen him tie his shoelaces while in a game. The one leg at a time part is anecdotal.

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM

        i think his hotties tie his shoelaces for him actually as he’s putting the finishing touches on their gift baskets

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jul 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    “Doubles are more significant than homers”

    -Jeter fans

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      “Gold Gloves are an accurate measure of defense”

      -Rabid Jeter fans

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:22 PM

        Jeter DOES have more Gold Gloves than Lou Gehrig.

        Another measure by which Jeter is arguably the best Yankee of all time and thus the best baseball player of all time.

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:14 AM

        tbuckfutter.

        My wife grew up in Buffalo,NY.

        Yankee fan,Go Bills….LOVES Jeter(as she is female and has eyes and can also count past her fingers and toe’s)and just drags on how he is Patton in pinstripes and his leadership is so great
        that he “never got caught in a scandal with a Jersey stripper”is like a mark in his favor.

        Sometimes I get mad and tell her if Johny Damon would have been picked up by the Yanks
        and led off he would have 3,000 hits too,plus he would have better power numbers too.I have
        no idea if I am right but I like to piss her off as she says”but damon isn’t a $%^&%HOFamer”

        good times

        PS.Two years ago I stopped encouraging her about the Bills,just go to Toronto and be done
        with it

  3. wjarvis - Jul 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I know it was a different time, but it’s kind of ridiculous to me that Gehrig has 97 more triples than Jeter, 163 to 66.

    • bigharold - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      The original Stadium was a lot bigger back then. If a ball hit to the left center gap split the outfielders it could go a long way.

      • protectthishouse54 - Jul 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

        Especially if it rumbled around in the monuments.

  4. udub - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    When did people start caring about doubles records??

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      When it could be turned into a reference to Derek Jeter.

      Because you need to assign random things like that to him to actually create a legacy.

      Something random + class = legendary ballplayer.

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:52 AM

        I guess some people missed that His Lordship of never doing anything wrong never noticed that some of those doubles hitters played in way less games,seasons,post-seasons etc.

        Mariano Rivera DESERVED the ball-washing he got as I have never seen a better closer in my
        39 years following the game(born in 67)and I can tell you I have seen much better SS,slap singles hitters,lead off men,spark plugs,etc.

        Yes I know that he is a no doubt HOF-er,but FCS can we stop the unadultrated jock sniffing
        and just say great yankee but not even in the conversation of even the top 10 yankees,never
        mind baseball.Why should DJ get a higher pct. of votes than Gregg Maddox or the plethora of
        fantastic ball players over the last few decades.PED’s be damned.Are you not entertained?
        Other people than Jeter put up great numbers over the last 20 years…let’s not be so quick to dismiss them just so the sportswriters get to add”the last of the greats,baseball is dead”.

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM

        slappy

        one thing i agree with you for sure is that the great Greg Maddux deserves a higher HOF voting percentage than Jeter…

        and that isn’t a knock on Jeter but rather a praise of just how good the Mad Dog Professor was

    • Steven Keys - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:08 AM

      1870s

  5. jgreiner9 - Jul 22, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Hate much?

  6. csbanter - Jul 23, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees Win

  7. csbanter - Jul 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Chase Headley straight off the mutha _______ plane just won the game for the Yanks

    -Samuel L Jackson

    • bigharold - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:13 AM

      In his third AB.

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM

        It was his 4th at bat.

  8. 1998yanks - Jul 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    What a game. Finally win it after several blown chances. Good for Headly.

  9. Steven Keys - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    More importantly, Jeter’s only nine runs (1910) behind teammate Rodriguez for 10th all-time (1919), then Musial at 1949 is a possibility. He’ll want to pass Stan to stay top-ten because Rodriguez may return. Most under-rated stat category in baseball but Derek knows its value.

  10. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 23, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    OK, so in about 500 more games and about 3,000 more at bats, Jeter has one more double than Gehrig. How nice.

    • tuberippin - Jul 23, 2014 at 2:53 AM

      Agree. Nice milestone by Jeets, but Gehrig’s 534 are more impressive to me considering what he could have potentially put up had ALS not taken him.

  11. 950003cups - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Jeter = IS-WAS-AND-ALWAYS-WILL-BE The Man!! Never saw Gehrig play. But I love everything about his story. Buy I won’t let it spoil my admiration for Derek Jeter because Jeter lived longer. That’s not a reason to discredit anyone.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      You love the part where Gehrig died of ALS?

      • 950003cups - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        Not that part, you butt licking turd. Watch the film “Pride Of The Yankees” then, get a job, get laid, get a life. All I. That order.

      • 950003cups - Jul 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

        950003cups – Jul 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM
        Not that part, you butt licking turd. Watch the film “Pride Of The Yankees” then, get a job, get laid, get a life. All in that order.

        Oh, wait, one more. Then you stick a pin in your eyeballs.

  12. mikhelb - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Most overrated player of all time!!! 8th place in hits in 100+ years of baseball?? pfft overrated, everybody does that.

    in the past 20 year there have been players with better stats than him, except hits, do not count those, oh yeah and also do not count championships he helped his team win, those are not relevant because Yankees have too many of those and buy all their players, unlike the redsox!!

    When he passes Yaztrsemski in the all time hit list it will be proof that he is overrated because nobody can be better than a bosox… go redsox!!! yankees suuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      Pointing to a player winning championships as an indicator of his quality as a player paints you as a moron.

      Just for future reference.

      So…he “contributed” to them winning 5 championships. Ok. Then he also contributed to them NOT winning 15 others. How do you explain that? Wait…let me guess….NOT winning those championships was a TEAM effort?

      • jgreiner9 - Jul 23, 2014 at 10:44 AM

        Or you could say he contributed and helped his team to 16 playoff appearances and 13 or 14 straight division titles (I forget how many)….

      • Steven Keys - Jul 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM

        So when Christy Mathewson goes clutch crazy and wins 3 complete-game shutouts to help his Giants win 1905 WS, you’d begrudge him “quality” points? Who exactly do you credit for “winning championships,” the sporting gods?

        Put down the paint brush and check out baseball-reference.com under “Postseasn” category, “just for future reference.” Easy as paint-by-numbers.

  13. miguelcairo - Jul 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    So many haters.

  14. patrickbr8374 - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Check out this epic freestyle by Jeter’s brother in honor of his retirement. He too is retiring from the mic…

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