With Jeter calling it quits, no end in sight to Rose's reign as Hit King

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After getting just 12 hits last season, Derek Jeter is still 940 hits away from Pete Rose's total of 4,256.

After getting just 12 hits last season, Derek Jeter is still 940 hits away from Pete Rose's total of 4,256.

You know who's second among active players in career hits? Alex Rodriguez at 2,939 -- a figure that, it is safe to say he will not be adding to anytime soon. There are just nine active players, including A-Rod, who are even halfway to Rose's mark, and 33-year-old Albert Pujols is the only member of that group who is younger than 34.

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Kostya Kennedy's new book, Pete Rose: An American Dilemma, is out on March 11 and available here.