Just how impressive is this feat. Derek Jeter has trekked towards 3500-3800 for most of his career but goes down again to the DL around 3310 hits.
Will we ever see 3500? 3700? 4,000? again?
I still think Jeter gets a couple dozen more this year and eventually get to 3500+
Ichiro might get to 3,000 and had over 1,000 in Japan, but Tuffy Rhodes was a star over there too.....but had Ichiro always been here he might be pushing near 4,000.
Miguel Cabrera is at 2,000 at a very young age but I'd be pretty shocked if he went too far past 3,000....but could push 3500
Arod, Griffey and Pujols looked to be 3500 guys for a long time. Roberto Alomar had the 3500 look until his early 30's.
To me.....4256 is getting more and more impressive. Good Luck Mr. Trout