• The Next All-Time Great Record That Derek Jeter Is Close To Setting

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 · Comments (8)

    Most career hits by a right-handed batter in American League history:

    Rk Player H From To Age G PA BA
    1 Paul Molitor 3319 1978 1998 21-41 2683 12167 .306
    2 Derek Jeter 3255 1995 2012 21-38 2546 11707 .314
    3 Cal Ripken 3184 1981 2001 20-40 3001 12883 .276
    4 Robin Yount 3142 1974 1993 18-37 2856 12249 .285
    5 Al Kaline 3007 1953 1974 18-39 2834 11596 .297
    6 Alex Rodriguez 2872 1994 2012 18-36 2496 11034 .301
    7 Brooks Robinson 2848 1955 1977 18-40 2896 11782 .267
    8 Al Simmons 2831 1924 1944 22-42 2113 9137 .337
    9 Luke Appling 2749 1930 1950 23-43 2422 10254 .310
    10 Luis Aparicio 2677 1956 1973 22-39 2601 11230 .262
    11 Rickey Henderson 2604 1979 2002 20-43 2540 11180 .282
    12 Jimmie Foxx 2543 1925 1942 17-34 2143 9178 .331
    13 Nap Lajoie 2521 1901 1916 26-41 1988 8256 .336
    14 Harry Heilmann 2499 1914 1929 19-34 1990 8390 .342
    15 Ivan Rodriguez 2477 1991 2009 19-37 2151 8790 .301
    16 Frank Thomas 2468 1990 2008 22-40 2322 10075 .301
    17 Jim Rice 2452 1974 1989 21-36 2089 9058 .298
    18 Dwight Evans 2446 1972 1991 20-39 2606 10569 .272
    19 Alan Trammell 2365 1977 1996 19-38 2293 9376 .285
    20 Carlton Fisk 2356 1969 1993 21-45 2499 9853 .269
    21 Manny Ramirez 2337 1993 2011 21-39 2079 8882 .311
    22 Kirby Puckett 2304 1984 1995 24-35 1783 7831 .318
    23 Joe Cronin 2258 1928 1945 21-38 2074 8724 .302
    24 Jimmy Dykes 2256 1918 1939 21-42 2283 9351 .280
    25 Bert Campaneris 2249 1964 1983 22-41 2328 9625 .259
    26 Edgar Martinez 2247 1987 2004 24-41 2055 8674 .312
    27 Joe DiMaggio 2214 1936 1951 21-36 1736 7673 .325
    28 Michael Young 2189 2000 2012 23-35 1785 7896 .302
    29 Julio Franco 2169 1983 1999 24-40 1875 8081 .301
    30 Magglio Ordonez 2156 1997 2011 23-37 1848 7745 .309
    31 Don Baylor 2135 1970 1988 21-39 2292 9401 .260
    32 Paul Konerko 2099 1999 2012 23-36 2022 8356 .285
    33 Brian Downing 2099 1973 1992 22-41 2344 9309 .267
    34 Harmon Killebrew 2086 1954 1975 18-39 2435 9833 .256
    35 Buddy Bell 2076 1972 1989 20-37 1945 8121 .283
    36 Carney Lansford 2074 1978 1992 21-35 1862 7905 .290
    37 George Kell 2054 1943 1957 20-34 1795 7529 .306
    38 Bob Johnson 2051 1933 1945 27-39 1863 8050 .296
    39 Bobby Doerr 2042 1937 1951 19-33 1865 8028 .288
    40 George Burns 2018 1914 1929 21-36 1867 7237 .307
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    Generated 8/22/2012.

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    Comments on The Next All-Time Great Record That Derek Jeter Is Close To Setting

    1. MJ Recanati
      August 22nd, 2012 | 12:14 pm

      It definitely blows my mind every time I see Jeter pass someone else on these types of lists. When he passes Willie Mays at the end of this season (or early next year), that’ll be another jaw-dropping name he gets to put in the rear-view mirror. Nuts.

    2. 77yankees
      August 22nd, 2012 | 12:53 pm

      I wonder if YES is going to start the “Countdown to Rose” with every Jeter hit since he’s now exactly 1,000 away?

      I think Jeter has a good shot to get 4,000, given that he’s already gotten a quarter of the way there in the last 13 months. But 4,257 would require sustaining a reasonable pace deep into 2017.

    3. MJ Recanati
      August 22nd, 2012 | 2:34 pm

      Don’t mean to hijack the thread but Bart Colon just got pinched. Bud Selig needs to rethink all the self-pimping he’s done as the guy that supposedly cleaned up MLB’s PED culture.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8292935/rhp-bartolo-colon-oakland-athletics-suspended-50-games-violating-mlb-drug-policy

    4. #15
      August 22nd, 2012 | 3:30 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Pretty clear that the 50 game deal isn’t enough to discourage the use of PED’s for some. Needs to be tougher. Remember that super secret medical treatment he had that rejuvinated his arm? They were injecting part of him back into himself, or something along those lines. There can be no question…. performance enhancing drugs enhance performance.

      @ 77yankees:
      I doubt Jete hangs on that long. 4000 is possible, but even that will take ~5 great seasons. He doesn’t need the cash and I don’t think he wants to be a boat anchor. He deserves major props for turning it around at the plate. 2 years ago this time, I thought he was just about done.

    5. MJ Recanati
      August 22nd, 2012 | 4:10 pm

      @ #15:
      There are perfectly legal and safe treatments that are above-board which involve blood platelet injections, etc. so I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that his rehabilitation regimen was exclusively one of PED’s. Obviously PED’s entered Colon’s training regimen at some point but we can’t assume that they were a part of his other, acceptable regimens.

      As to the question of whether PED’s enhance performance, all I can say is that correlation does not equal causation. There is certainly no reason to think that they don’t help in some way. I just hesitate to say that they’re absolutely, verifiably enhancing performance. We just don’t know for sure.

    6. redbug
      August 22nd, 2012 | 6:07 pm

      Jeter will ask for (or not) what he think he’s worth, just like last time. He knew he still was capable.He won’t embarrass himself.

      Hopefully, the Yanks won’t go negatively public like they did last time. They not only upset Jeter, but they ticked-off his fans too.

    7. lbauer01
      August 24th, 2012 | 5:20 pm

      Any particular reason why Lou Gehrig isn’t on your list or Mr. Ruth?

    8. August 24th, 2012 | 6:50 pm

      lbauer01 wrote:

      Any particular reason why Lou Gehrig isn’t on your list or Mr. Ruth?

      They batted left-handed. This is a list of righties.

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