Re: Jeter - the next hit king?
It may not be this generation of players(then again it could be) but I think as medicine continues to advance, specifically sports medicine the "normal" career length is going to get longer and longer.
I could see the day when a lot of these "unbreakable" career accumulation records do indeed get broken because 20-30 year careers aren't that uncommon. Franco proves the human body can do it, science can probably get it to the point where its not such a rare occurance.
Thats why anytime I'n in the "what records will never be broken" discussion I never go for the obvious ones like Ripken, Cy Young, Clemens K's or Pete's hit record. I still say Vandermeer's (sp?) back to back no hitters because it doesn't matter how long someone plays they have to throw 3 straight no hitters to break it...good luck.