Only a couple of months from his 38th birthday, the Yankee captain has had perhaps the best start of his Hall of Fame career. He entered the second game of the series against the Texas Rangers batting .411 with 30 hits and a 1.08 OPS.
Never known as a home run hitter, Jeter has four homers this season compared to six in all of 2011. It wouldn't be realistic to expect him to keep up this kind of pace, but the resurgence at the plate has helped the Yankees overcome some shoddy starting pitching to lead the American League East.
It also got us to thinking about how some other players performed when they reached Jeter's age. Barry Bonds obviously set the bar at a level most 38 year olds could never reach when he batted .341 with 45 home runs and 90 RBI in 2003.
Bonds walked 148 times that season and had an off-the-charts OPS of 1.278.