Derek Jeter joined the 3,000 hit club last season and renewed debate over the Yankee short-stop’s chances of catching all-time hit-leader Pete Rose. Jeter and Rose reached 3,000 hits at almost the exact same age (just a couple weeks past their 37th birthdays) but Rose’s record is still more than 1,000 hits away.

[gma_social tweet=”Jeter needs to average 170 hits/year for 6.8 more seasons to reach Rose – Infographic” quote=”To put that into perspective, Jeter needs to average 170 hits (his average over the last two seasons) for another 6.8 seasons before he’d reach Rose’s record!” hash=”yankees”]
If Jeter’s hit totals continue their three year decline, he’d likely need to crack the list of the top 10 oldest position players in order to have a shot at 4,256. But if there’s one thing the Kid from Kalamazoo has taught us over the years, its to never bet against him.

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Alan Karpuch

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