Can Jeter Catch Pete Rose

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  1. CyCy

    CyCy Well-Known Member

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    Derek Jeter currently has 2747 hits at age 35.

    At the end of his age 35 season Pete Rose had 2762. He then played another 10 years and finished with 4256.

    At 200 hits per season Jeter would have to play 8 more years to break Rose's record. I think it would be a real long shot. Not that many players keep their skills that far after age 40, plus I'm not sure Jeter would attempt to hang around that long just to break a record.
     
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  2. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Not a chance.
     
  3. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    I don't see it happening. Not that he can't get 200 per season, but I don't think there's any way he plays another 10 years.
     
  4. Ciclone

    Ciclone Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Jeter just mention about playing another 5 years?
     
  5. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    That is a great question for a baseball discussion! I have tons of respect for Jeter but I hate the Yankees! As a kid growing up in the 70's and 80's...I LOVED Pete Rose the player! Turns out the non-player Pete Rose has some major issues! For some reason...I hope that Rose keeps that record for a long long time! I can't imagine a player getting that many hits in the modern era. But then again...I never though Cal Ripken would get the consecutive games played mark either...

    Could Jeter get there? Could...but it won't be easy!
     
  6. CyPride

    CyPride Well-Known Member

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    As a Yankee fan, I hope Jeter can play another 10 years, but i can't imagine that. That is an incredible feat by Rose.....I guess I didn't realize how long he played.
     
  7. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    It's crazy to think Rose had ~1500 hits AFTER age 35. I didn't know that.
     

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