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Derek Jeter: 3,000 Hits and beyond

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  • Derek Jeter: 3,000 Hits and beyond

    Derek Jeter is now in the Top 20 All-Time for hits. How far he will go is up for much discussion and debate, but what is virtually certain is that he will pass many other greats this year and in the year(s) ahead. The purpose of this thread is to highlight those he's passing, and discuss who's next and how far he will go.

    Anyway, the other day Jeter passed Dave Winfield with his 3,111th hit. Next up, this man with 3,141.

    Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

  • #2
    He should get to #11 by the season's end, possibly #10.

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    • #3
      I think he will finish behind Hank Aaron, but it will be really interesting to see if he can catch Musial.
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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      • #4
        The Life And Times of Derek Jeter: A Complete Retrospective

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        • #5
          Jeter with another good game. I think he went 2 for 5. See ya later Willie Mays.
          "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

          "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
            Jeter with another good game. I think he went 2 for 5. See ya later Willie Mays.
            3 for 5, but who's counting?
            Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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            • #7
              4 for 5 tonight. seriously this is pretty amazing. I know he's gonna slow down but still how can anyone not be impressed by this.
              "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

              "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                4 for 5 tonight. seriously this is pretty amazing. I know he's gonna slow down but still how can anyone not be impressed by this.
                He's hit over .350 with a .500 slugging percentage since collecting his 3,000 hit back in July. This is Jeter's "Indian Summer".

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                • #9
                  Jeter is off to a fine start and surprisingly isn't openly complaining about pulling DH duty on occasion.
                  Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                  • #10
                    Leading the Majors with 44 hits, and the AL by batting .404.
                    Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                    • #11
                      2 more hits tonight.
                      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                      • #12
                        7 more hits to tie Gwynn. Nice HR, too.
                        Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                        • #13
                          My guess is that he retires with 3800 hits. Although it really depends on how much his skills erode to the Yankees forcing his hand in retiring. I believe he has said he would like make a solid run at 4000.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by YankeeRLA1968 View Post
                            My guess is that he retires with 3800 hits. Although it really depends on how much his skills erode to the Yankees forcing his hand in retiring. I believe he has said he would like make a solid run at 4000.
                            Code:
                            Rank	Player (yrs, age)	Hits	Bats
                            1.	Pete Rose (24)	        4256	B
                            2.	Ty Cobb+ (24)	        4189	L
                            3.	Hank Aaron+ (23)	3771	R
                            4.	Stan Musial+ (22)	3630	L
                            5.	Tris Speaker+ (22)	3514	L
                            6.	Cap Anson+ (27)	        3435	R
                            7.	Honus Wagner+ (21)	3420	R
                            8.	Carl Yastrzemski+ (23)	3419	L
                            9.	Paul Molitor+ (21)	3319	R
                            10.	Eddie Collins+ (25)	3315	L
                            11.	Willie Mays+ (22)	3283	R
                            12.	Eddie Murray+ (21)	3255	B
                            13.	Nap Lajoie+ (21)	3242	R
                            14.	Cal Ripken+ (21)	3184	R
                            15.	George Brett+ (21)	3154	L
                            16.	Paul Waner+ (20)	3152	L
                            17.	Robin Yount+ (20)	3142	R
                            18.	Tony Gwynn+ (20)	3141	L
                            19.	Derek Jeter (18, 38)	3134	R
                            It is true that he has more hits than Pete Rose and Robin Young did at the same age, which is the most of anyone in history. Let's look at how hit collectors did after including and after turning 38 years old:
                            Code:
                            Hits
                            Player		PA
                            1.	Cap Anson	1137	4231
                            2.	Pete Rose	1092	4426
                            3.	Sam Rice	952	3276
                            4.	Jim O'Rourke	791	2740
                            5.	Honus Wagner	784	3077
                            6.	Omar Vizquel	695	2965
                             	Carl Yastrzemski	695	2963
                            8.	Carlton Fisk	690	3010
                            9.	Luke Appling	689	2659
                             	Dave Winfield	689	2892
                            Code:
                            Batting Average
                            Player		PA
                            1.	Sam Rice	.323	3276
                            2.	Barry Bonds	.313	2189
                            3.	Jim O'Rourke	.312	2740
                            4.	Cap Anson	.312	4231
                            5.	Luke Appling	.305	2659
                            6.	Paul Molitor	.302	2483
                            7.	Joe Start	.293	2072
                            8.	Edgar Martinez	.286	2140
                            9.	Honus Wagner	.285	3077
                            10.	Deacon White	.284	2333
                            Code:
                            Runs Scored
                            Player		PA
                            1.	Cap Anson	619	4231
                            2.	Sam Rice	541	3276
                            3.	Pete Rose	508	4426
                            4.	The Rickey      466	2995
                            5.	Jim O'Rourke	431	2740
                            6.	Barry Bonds	397	2189
                            7.	Dave Winfield	355	2892
                            8.	Craig Biggio	341	2513
                            9.	Honus Wagner	330	3077
                            10.	Darrell Evans	328	2649
                            I'd say he has a VERY remote chance at the all time runs scored record. If he kept himself in optimal shape, moved full time to DH, and was lucky enough to not have a major injury or nagging injuries, I think he'd have an outside shot at scoring 500 more runs.

                            He also could (maybe should?) end up near Musial in career hits... that would definitely be one of the great accomplishments of any player in this so-called Expansion Era (1969-present). Again, luck will play the main part, along with the DH, and how long he stays hungry....

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                            • #15
                              Another 2 hits for Derek today.....and we're only in the 3rd inning!
                              My top 10 players:

                              1. Babe Ruth
                              2. Barry Bonds
                              3. Ty Cobb
                              4. Ted Williams
                              5. Willie Mays
                              6. Alex Rodriguez
                              7. Hank Aaron
                              8. Honus Wagner
                              9. Lou Gehrig
                              10. Mickey Mantle

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