Congratulations to Derek Jeter for breaking the Yankees’ hit record with 2722. If he were a Red, he would now only be about 635 away from breaking the Reds’ team record held by Pete Rose. And think, he’s only 1534 away from Rose’s career record. So, if he averages 200 or more hits for the next seven seasons he could reach Rose’s record eight seasons from now, when Jeter’s 43 years old. And, it’s possible…Rose had accumulated 2762 following his age 35 season.

14 Responses

  1. mike

    good thing I don’t care about hits

    for the Yanks
    RUNS CREATED RC
    1 Babe Ruth 2616
    2 Lou Gehrig 2367
    3 Mickey Mantle 2042
    4 Joe DiMaggio 1622
    5 Derek Jeter 1556

    and Reds
    RUNS CREATED RC
    1 Pete Rose 1793
    2 Bid McPhee 1603
    3 Barry Larkin 1377
    4 Johnny Bench 1223
    5 Frank Robinson 1200

    everyone

    RUNS CREATED RC
    1 Babe Ruth 2910
    2 Barry Bonds 2880
    3 Ty Cobb 2757
    4 Stan Musial 2633
    5 Hank Aaron 2533

    but even better
    RCAP RCAP
    1 Babe Ruth 1436
    2 Mickey Mantle 1009
    3 Lou Gehrig 988
    4 Joe DiMaggio 629
    5 Derek Jeter 499

    RCAP RCAP
    1 Barry Larkin 488
    2 Joe Morgan 485
    3 Pete Rose 412
    4 Johnny Bench 338
    5 Frank Robinson 337

    RCAP RCAP
    1 Babe Ruth 1594
    2 Barry Bonds 1449
    3 Ted Williams 1246
    4 Rogers Hornsby 1091
    5 Ty Cobb 1078

    but I think I find this the most interesting
    for SS
    RCAP RCAP
    1 Honus Wagner 926
    2 Arky Vaughan 591
    3 Derek Jeter 499
    4 Barry Larkin 488
    5 Alex Rodriguez 474
    6 Joe Cronin 425
    7 Cal Ripken 400
    8 Luke Appling 366
    9 Alan Trammell 365
    10 Ernie Banks 324

  2. Steve

    Was really surprised that Willy Taveras didn’t make this list. Maybe it isn’t up-to-date. He’s fast, you know.

    mike: RUNS CREATED RC
    1 Pete Rose 1793
    2 Bid McPhee 1603
    3 Barry Larkin 1377
    4 Johnny Bench 1223
    5 Frank Robinson 1200

  3. mike

    hey SB are included in Runs Created so I’d expect Taveras up there 🙂

    on a serious note, I’d be hard pressed to find a better Reds position player than those 5 for their Reds careers. Morgan is the obvious missing player but he didn’t play that long with the Reds

    and I found Taveras, since 1965 (the start of the draft) here are the Reds worst OF

    RCAP RCAP
    1 Paul Householder -42
    T2 Billy Hatcher -33
    T2 Cesar Geronimo -33
    4 Corey Patterson -30
    T5 Deion Sanders -29
    T5 Eddie Milner -29
    T5 Michael Tucker -29
    T8 Reggie Taylor -28
    T8 Willy Taveras -28
    10 Curtis Goodwin -27

    to be honest, thinking about the Reds top 10 Runs Created Above Position is very fun

    RCAP RCAP
    1 Barry Larkin 488
    2 Joe Morgan 485
    3 Pete Rose 412
    4 Johnny Bench 338
    5 Frank Robinson 337
    6 Bid McPhee 230
    7 Edd Roush 222
    8 Heine Groh 199
    9 Eric Davis 189
    10 Ernie Lombardi 176
    11 George Foster 174
    T12 Tony Perez 170
    T12 Charley Jones 170
    14 Jake Beckley 142
    15 Ted Kluszewski 141
    16 Dave Concepcion 126
    17 Bubbles Hargrave 123
    18 Adam Dunn 118
    19 John Reilly 114
    20 Ken Griffey Jr. 109

    I believe (and didn’t remember nor look it up) that those top 15 should be in both the baseball HOF and Reds HOF.

  4. pinson343

    For any other team, no big deal would be made about breaking their all time hits record.

    When Pete Rose was asked about Jeter’s chances to break his career hit record, he said: “You tell Derk the first 3,000 are easy.”

    I’ll congratulate Jeter in the highly unlikely event that he passes Pete.

  5. mike

    I remember that quote….while arrogant it is still is a good one and true

  6. John

    So, if he averages 200 or more hits for the next seven seasons he could reach Rose’s record eight seasons from now

    Uh…what?

  7. mike

    here is a strange one. ARod is 2 years younger than Jeter and only 200 hits behind him

  8. pinson343

    ARod is more of a threat to break Pete’s hit record than Jeter is. But we’re still talking about a low probability.

  9. Mike Martz

    I think Pete should be re-instated! I know he’s got a couple hundred more hits in him!!

    😀

  10. per14

    Jeter will probably never approach Rose’s record, but I don’t think Rose’s record is unbreakable. Jeter is an example of the type of player who could break it. Or look at Ichiro: if he’d started his career in the USA, he would be at 3200 hits and he’s only 35.

  11. Travis G.

    I think Jeter profiles as a better player into his early 40s than ARod does, just based on body type, but ARod’s owed $20 million in 2017, so he’ll be plying his trade somewhere.

    That contract is truly unconscionable (08:$27M, 09:$32M, 10:$32M, 11:$31M, 12:$29M, 13:$28M, 14:$25M, 15:$21M, 16:$20M, 17:$20M). Seriously just blows my mind.

  12. Andy

    I for one am glad the Reds draft Chad Mottola instead of Jeter. I don’t think Jeter would have seen the field this year with Gonzalez at SS.

  13. preach

    Andy: I for one am glad the Reds draft Chad Mottola instead of Jeter. I don’t think Jeter would have seen the field this year with Gonzalez at SS.

    Funny and sad all at the same time.

  14. brublejr

    Jeter is a great player but to say he is going to break Rose’s record is far premature. I for one don’t think he will want to play that long. I think that is going to be the kicker for anyone breaking Rose’s record. They are going to want to play for that long and still manage to get 200 hits a season. That is why I don’t think anyone will break it, nobody will want to hang around that long.