Jeter passes Rickey for leadoff HR lead

April, 10, 2012
4/10/12
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Derek Jeter's leadoff home run was the 25th of his career, breaking a tie for the all-time franchise mark with Rickey Henderson.

Mr. 400 smacked a 3-1 pitch off Wei-Yin Chen. It was the first batter Chen had ever faced.

Jeter continues to lead the Yankees with his fearless belief in himself. The Yankees, though, didn't follow in the first.

The Yankees looked as if they might make it a long first inning for Chen. Nick Swisher followed Jeter with a double. However, the Yankees did not get another hit in the inning and Chen escaped down just 1-0.

Henderson hit his 24 homers from 1985-89.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.289 8 47 47
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 61
OPSB. Gardner .787
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135