Derek Jeter doesn't talk age. But we do.
Jeter is 36 and only three other starting shortstops played for World Series champs at or after 36. George Davis was 36 for the 1906 Chicago White Sox, Pee Wee Resse was 37 when his Brooklyn Dodgers won and Phil Rizzuto was 37 when he played for the 1953 world champion Yankees.
Jeter is a lifetime .314 hitter, but is at .268 this season. He has 146 hits, 33 less than his lowest total for playing in at least 150 games. That was in 2008. He also has a .333 on-base percentage.
Is age and performance related? Perhaps, but Jeter could just be a playoff or World Series away from making his regular season numbers appear insignificant.