Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/10/12
Derek Jeter may be closing in on Pete Rose's all-time career record of 4,256 hits, but the former Cincinnati Reds great isn't laying favorable odds that the New York Yankees shortstop will ever pass him. The 71-year-old Rose, currently serving a lifetime ban for betting on Major League baseball games while he was manager of the Reds, downplayed the 38-year-old Jeter's chances of getting hit No. 4,257 because of The Captain's age and desire to finish his career with the Yankees. "He's a great hitter," Rose told writer Joe Posnanski in a Las Vegas interview for the website Sports on Earth. "But how's he going to get 3,500 more at-bats? I think time's running out." Charlie Hustle added the Yankees' philosophy of winning at all costs will handicap Jeter — who currently stands at 3,304 hits. Rose said: "What does he have now? What, 3,303 hits?" Rose says, according to the story. "I don't think he will break the record. First of all, I don't think he wants to leave the Yankees.
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