Lost in the shuffle of his pursuit of Lou Gehrig and the franchise hits record is that Derek Jeter just passed Yogi Berra on the list of games played for the Yankees.
Jeter has played in 2,117 games. Only Mickey Mantle (2,401) and Gehrig (2,164) played in more.
Our friend Dave Kaplan of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center asked Yogi what he thought about Jeter moving past him.
“Not bad,” he said. “But I’ll remind him he didn’t have to catch.”
The Museum has a special exhibit on Gehrig commemorating the 70th anniversary of his farewell. His 1939 road jersey, his cap and bat are among the items on display. If you have not been out there, you really should go.
The Museum also will host Fritz Peterson for a discussion and book signing on Sept. 17 starting at 7 p.m. Peterson is the author of Mickey Mantle Is Going To Heaven.
Peterson was an All-Star and 20-game winner but is best known for trading wives with teammate Mike Kekich in 1972. He will discuss his interactions with the likes of Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Bobby Murcer, Thurman Munson and Jim Bouton.
To orders personalized copies of Peterson’s book or for more info, call (973) 655-2378.