Ripken: Jeter could catch Rose

June, 8, 2012
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With 22 more hits, Derek Jeter will move past Cal Ripken Jr. into 13th place on the all-time hits list. Jeter is currently at 3,163 hits and Ripken believes he may catch Pete Rose someday. Rose finished with 4,256 hits, No. 1 all time.

“[Jeter] shows no signs of slowing down right now," Ripken said on his Sirius/XM Show that he hosts with is brother, Billy. "So it’s easy to kind of look at him and say, 'Okay, project a few more years, he’s going to be pushing 4,000 hits.' So he might have Pete Rose in his sights before it is all said and done. But it is great to see him playing well and swinging the bat well.”

Entering June 8, in his age 38 season, Rose had 3,239 hits, so Jeter is not that far off Rose's pace. Jeter turns 38 on June 26.

Jeter has struggled lately, going just 21-for-his-last-89 (.236) with two extra base hits. He was out early taking extra BP before Friday night's game.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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