NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The captain has passed “The Iron Horse” again.
Derek Jeter is the New York Yankees’ all-time doubles leader, having surpassed Lou Gehrig in the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Texas.
His 535th career double was a one-out shot down the left-field line.
Gehrig had held the franchise’s doubles record since 1936.
Jeter, who plans to retire at the end of the season, previously passed Gehrig as the Yankees’ all-time hits leader in September 2009.
“I can’t think of anything else that stands out more so, and I say that because of the person that I was able to pass,” Jeter said after milestone hit No. 2,722. “Lou Gehrig, being a former captain and what he stood for, you mention his name to any baseball fan around the country, it means a lot.”
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