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Pete Rose: Hits record safe from Jeter

Updated: October 10, 2012, 7:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Pete Rose is a self-admitted big fan of Derek Jeter, but the all-time hits leader has done some math and says the New York Yankees' shortstop will not touch his record.

Rose told the website Sports on Earth this week that not only is time not on Jeter's side -- he's 38 years old and 952 hits shy of tying Rose -- but the Yankees also don't have the flexibility to move him to another position should Jeter remain productive at the plate.

"I don't think he will break the record," ...

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