Derek Jeter: 38-year-old hit machine

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter enters Saturday’s game against the Rays with 197 hits this season. He’s 38 years old. When he reaches 200 — and he will, barring some kind of awful slump or an extended injury absence — he’ll become only the fifth player in major-league history to accrue 200 hits in his age-38 season or later.

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