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Jeter passes Ruth for second on Yankees' hits list with No. 2,519

Updated: September 10, 2008, 2:04 AM ET
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Derek Jeter singled in the first inning Tuesday night, passing Babe Ruth for second place on the New York Yankees' career hits list.

Jeter sent an 0-2 pitch from Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana into left field for his 2,519th hit. Only Lou Gehrig (2,721) has more hits in a Yankees uniform.

"It sounds funny," said Jeter after the Yankees' 7-1 win. "Anytime you're mentioned in the same sentence as players like that it makes you feel weird. You play long ...

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