Frankie Frisch (another good hitting IF who played forever)
David Ortiz (Nyaa nyaa nyaa nyaa nyaa nyaa !)
Tim Raines (!!!)
Mark McGwire (!!!!!)
and finally let's include (since I grow tired of this)
three good hitting shortstops:
and recent Hall of Famer (and deservedly so)
Barry Larkin whose total of 3,527 total bases leaves him behind Jeter's total of 4,473 bases by a mere 946 bases. Or a little over 3 seasons for Derek Jeter.
The most total bases I can find for Tim Raines in a season is 279, or 14 fewer than Jeter had in 2012. Jeter's highest total for a season was 346 total bases in 1999, or 13 years before he had 14 more than Tim Raines ever had.
Larkin's highest TB total was 293 in 1996.
Joe Morgan's highest TB total ever was 284 in 1973.
Wade Boggs: 324 in 1987. Boggs had 312 in 1985, but no other season where he had as high as 293, the total bases by Jeter two years ago. And he never had as many as Jeter had in 1999.
Carlton Fisk, a power hitter had 279 bases in 1977, his highest ever, or 14 fewer than Jeter had in the next to last full season of his career, and 67 fewer than Jeter had in 1999. That is a difference equal to more than 16 home runs.
Mike Schmidt has 342 total bases in 1980, that was his highest total.
The most Rickey Henderson ever had was 285 or 8 fewer than Jeter had in his next to last full season (since he essentially missed last season with injuried), 2012, and 61 fewer than Jeter had in 1999. In Henderson's third to last season (equivalent to Jeter's 2012) he had 133 total bases in 465 PA, that was 2001.
Yes, a power hitter like Albert Pujols often had more than 346 total bases in a year, so ok, Jeter did not hit 40 home runs a year like Hank Aaron or Albert Pujols, or whatever. That goes without saying. But neither did Pete Rose, who had 321 total bases in 1969 his most ever, or 25 fewer than Jeter's highest total and who in the last season in which he had at least 500 PA, 1985, had a whopping 129 total bases.
Jeter, what a slacker.