Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14

24 Oct 1999: Pete Rose of the All Century Team is interviewed by the press before the World Series game two between the New York Yankees the Atlanta Braves at the Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. The Yankees defeated the Braves 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport
All-time hits leader Pete Rose thinks his record is safe from Derek Jeter. Rose told the website "Sports on Earth" that time and the team's lack of positional flexibility will conspire to keep Jeter from collecting the 953 hits it will take to pass Rose. "I don't think he'll break the record," Rose said. "First of all, I don't think he wants to leave the Yankees. And the Yankees, they're about winning. Jeter had a great year this year, but he's what? Thirty-eight years old? And he's a shortstop? How many 40-year-old shortstops you see walking around? Not too many, right? "And they can't put him at third because A-Rod's there. They can't put him at second 'cause [Robinson] Cano's there. He don't help them in left field -- he's got to be in the center of things, you know what I mean? What are they going to do? Put him at first base?" Jeter had 216 hits during the regular season. Rose retired in 1986 at age 45 with 4,256 hits. He broke Ty Cobb's record of 4,191 the previous sea...
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