Derek Jeter’s career on-base percentage: .387
Lou Gehrig’s career on-base percentage: .447

Derek Jeter’s career total times on base: 3736
Lou Gehrig’s career total times on base: 4274

Jeter has a ways to go.

3 Responses to “Jeter vs. Gehrig”

  1. Derek Jeter’s position: shortstop
    Lou Gehrig’s position: first base

  2. Point taken, daniel. Although in my defense, I’m not really trying to say anything about whether Jeter is better or more valuable than Gehrig or not. I just think hits is not the most meaningful measure to end all measures that everyone makes it out to be.

  3. In light of your last sentence about “hits” Nick, maybe you could help put Ichiro’s impending hits record in perspective… would be much appreciated.

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