Tale of the Tape: Derek Jeter vs. Lou Gehrig

Tale of the Tape
SI.com's Cory McCartney sizes up the Yankees all-time hits leaders.
Derek Jeter
Lou Gehrig
Career Hits
2,721 2,721
15 17
Captain Clutch The Iron Horse and Biscuit Pants, yep, Biscuit Pants. Look it up.
Fellow (Future) Hall Of Famer He's Always Played With
Mariano Rivera Babe Ruth
2 4
First Athlete
To have his own Avon cologne To appear on a box of Wheaties
Big-Or Small-Screen "Depiction"
Sesame Street's Ferret Jeeter The Pride of the Yankees
Cultural Impact
String of celebrity arm candy The speech
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.