Pete Rose 4256 hits
Speaking of Pete Rose. If no one wants to give Charlie Hustle some love then I’ll give it to him. Only two individuals have more than 4,000 major league hits. Ty Cobb (4191) and Pete Rose (4256), who passed Cobb back in 1985. Its hard enough just to get to 3,000 hits! Only 28 ball players have reached that plateau.
Derek Jeter (3416) is the lone active member of the 3,000 hit club still playing. If Ichiro Suzuki (2770) started in the majors early on in his career then he would have been the one to make a serious run at Rose’s record. There is still Alex Rodriguez (2939)! What’s the odds of Arod reaching 3,000? Rose also holds the record of 3215 singles.