Pete Rose

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Birthdate 04/14/1941
Death Date
Debut Year 1963
Year of Induction
Teams Expos, Phillies, Reds
Positions Center Field, First Base, Left Field, Manager, Right Field, Second Base, Third Base

Pete Rose is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053), singles (3,215), and outs (10,328).

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Bob Friend gave up the first of Pete Rose's record 4,256 hits

Bob Friend gave up the first of Pete Rose's record 4,256 hits

Pete Rose has more hits than any player in baseball history. When he faced Pittsburgh hurler Bob Friend on April 13, 1963, the Hit King was still in search of his first big league knock. In the eighth inning Rose got on the board with his first Major League base hit. Friend got the win — and got two hits himself. The game looms large in MLB history
No player recorded more hits in a decade than Rose's 2,045 in the 1970s

No player recorded more hits in a decade than Rose's 2,045 in the 1970s

Pete Rose was a hit machine. He recorded 200 or more hits in 9 different seasons. During the 1970s he averaged more than 200 safeties per season. His 2,045 knocks during the decade is the most by any big league player in any decade. From 1970-1979 Rose made 9 All Star Games and received votes in MVP
Oddly inaccurate certificate commemorating Pete Rose's 4,000th hit

Oddly inaccurate certificate commemorating Pete Rose's 4,000th hit

In the collection is a certificated dated 4/12/1984 with the printing, “Pete Rose 4000th hit. I was there.” The certificate goes on to state that the game was played at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. While there was indeed a game at the Reds’ home park that day, Pete Rose r
The Reds reaqcuired Rose in 1984 and named him player-manager

The Reds reaqcuired Rose in 1984 and named him player-manager

Pete Rose broke in with Cincinnati in 1963 and was named the NL Rookie of the Year. Sixteen years later Rose took his talents to Philadelphia where he helped the Phillies win the 1980 World Series. It was his third World Series ring, joining the two he earned with the Big Red Machine. Rose played four seasons in Philadelphia. In 1983 he hit just .245
Rose's gambling addiction tarnished his name and kept him out of Cooperstown

Rose's gambling addiction tarnished his name and kept him out of Cooperstown

Pete Rose put up Hall of Fame numbers from any perspective. He captivated the interest of the American public in his pursuit of Ty Cobb’s all-time hit record. On September 11, 1985 Rose stroked a single to left-center field off of Padres hurler Eric Show and stood on top of the baseball world.
Reverse of Rose/Giamatti-signed check is endorsed by Charlie Williams and Jack Buck

Reverse of Rose/Giamatti-signed check is endorsed by Charlie Williams and Jack Buck

Though the value of this piece comes primarily from the signatures of Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose, the reverse of the check is endorsed by two meaningful figures in baseball history. The check is made out to Charlie Williams, the first umpire to work the plate in a World Series game who has signed h

9 responses to “Pete Rose”

  1. stellbread says:

    Got on base. Key spark plug in the engine known as the Big Red Machine. All-Star at five positions; natural right-handed hitter, but more than 3000 of his hits were as a left-handed batter. Hard nosed, definitely earned the nickname “Charlie Hustle,” and showed the world that you did not have to be flashy or have “five tools” to have an effect upon the game.

  2. Don zeller says:

    He belongs in the hall, I’m an orioles fan but there was only one Pete rose, I
    Other players in the past have done similar things and are in the hall, ty Cobb is a prime example

  3. Stephen Czaja says:

    He’s a permanent stain on the game. He knew the rules and felt he was above them. He is also a liar and a pedophile. He agreed not to press for any reinstatement. He agreed to his lifetime ban. Hell no to his induction while he’s alive.

  4. Tom Hickey says:

    If anyone deserves to be placed into the baseball Hall of game, it should be Buck O ‘ Neil 1st Black coach, player and coach in the negro league, inducted negro league players into the mlb hall of fame knowing he should have been included yet humble enough not to be troubled by it! Mlb made him an ambassador to the hall. He should have his rightful place in the hall of fame!!! A pleasant man and a class act!!! I say get him in the hall !!!

  5. Drew Robertson says:

    Obvious Hall of Famer – denying him membership is ridiculous!!

  6. T Neil says:

    Best ever.
    Bet on games including his own games and GOT CAUGHT! Lied about it!
    BEST EVER!
    Don’t believe he should get in!
    BEST EVER!

  7. Tim Prero says:

    It’s shameful that he is not in the hall of fame. I think he has paid his dues. Put him in the hall.

  8. Thomas says:

    Put Pete in already.

  9. Alan Flye says:

    Honestly, the rules were very clear and he broke them. I don’t see any way around it. My take on this is in regards to “Shoeless Joe Jackson”. Pete Rose was clearly guilty. Yet, what eveidence on Joe was mostly circumstantial and he was labled guilty by association with the other guys. Joe has to get a plaque in the hall first BEFORE I’d even concider Rose eligible. (Let me also point out that Joe passed away years ago. If i understand the word of the law correctly, The ban was for life, not all eternity)

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