The Say Hey Captain

September, 13, 2012
9/13/12
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Even on one leg, Derek Jeter makes history.

Despite being hobbled by a jammed left ankle, the Yankees captain pulled even with Willie Mays -- and pulled into the top 10 on baseball's all-time hits list -- with a bloop single in the seventh inning that gave him 3,283 career hits.

It also drove in Steve Pearce from second base with the Yankees' second run of the game to give them a 2-0 lead over the Boston Red Sox.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
13 2.77 141 136
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .271
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146