Originally Posted by broncocalijohn
Rose didnt hang around to break the record, he shattered it! He was a player/manager for September/October the last few years of his career (he was on the 40 man roster). Jeter will end up in the top 4 most likely. If you want to sniff the record, you need to be in the league at a very young age like Mike Trout. Robin Yount got in at age 17 and even though he achieved 3K hits, he didn't even get near Rose.
It was only 65 more hits.
I didn't realize the difference was that small until I looked it up.
Plus, Cobb was a CAREER .366 hitter while Rose finished at .303, never hit higher than .348, and slugged 103 points less than Cobb.