In yesterday's 10-4 Yankee victory (box score), Bernie Williams picked up his 2,000th career hit. Williams is only the seventh Yankee to reach the 2,000 mark. Others include Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Don Mattingly, and Yogi Berra. All of Bernie Baseball's 2,000 hits have come as a Yankee. Williams even remembers the first hit, "Off Gregg Olson. Infield hit, right here at Yankee Stadium. A long time ago, in 1991." Trivia alert - Williams's 2,000th hit came against Jason Jennings.
After the record setting in the 4th inning, the Yankee Stadium crowd showed its appreciation. Following the game, Williams said, "That was great. That meant a lot. Obviously I haven't been playing the way I'm capable of so far, and the fact that the fans are very supportive and remember is just great. It was a great feeling." Now Williams can add 2,000 hit club to his resume which includes a jazz album.
The Yankee victory gave them a series sweep of the Colorado Rockies, something the Mets did last month. Speaking of the Mets and sweeps, they were swept in Minnesota and dropped 3 games below .500.