Autograph Of The Week : Pete Rose

On September 11, 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds became the career hit leader with his 4,192nd hit to break Ty Cobb's record. Rose lined a 2-1 pitch off San Diego pitcher Eric Show to left-center field for a single in the first inning. It was the 57th anniversary of Ty Cobb's last game in the majors.

"When I get the record, all it will make me is the player with the most hits. I'm also the player with the most at bats and the most outs. I never said I was a greater player than Cobb." - Pete Rose
Autograph of the Week

2nd Week of September Recipient

Pete Rose Autograph

Card
1985 Donruss Diamond Kings

Card Number
653

Pen
Blue Sharpie

Notes
Signed at Rose's restaurant.



Pete Rose had fourteen seasons in which be batted better than .300, collected more than two-hundred hits ten times, and won three batting titles!

Pete Rose was elected to seventeen All Star clubs at five different positions - more positions than any other player in Major League history!

Rookie of the Year in 1963, Most Valuable Player in 1973, number one all time in games played, at bats , and hits yet he is not in the Hall of Fame due to a gambling controversy!

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