After lifelong Yankee Derek Jeter managed to earn himself a spot in the 3,000-hit club just over a week ago, I decided to put together a list of the best athletes over the age of 35.
There are many stars in all of the leagues who are getting it done even at the tender ages of 37, 41 and even 43. They just don't want to quit.
This illustrious list full of future Hall of Famers includes recent Stanley Cup, World Series and NBA champions, and a semi-recent Super Bowl champ as well. Since it's very difficult to compare players in different sports, I ranked them within each league.
The group spans the four major sports leagues and covers many different positions. Obviously, the ages of the NFL players listed are a bit lower because, well...it's the freakin' NFL. I tried also not to just make a list of older players still active in their respective leagues but the ones who are either still making an impact or who don't look to be slowing down any time soon (or both).
Since these guys aren't getting any younger, let's get to it.