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Pete Rose breaks MLB hits record...
Item # 566812
September 12, 1985
KANSAS CITY KANSAN, Kansas, September 12, 1985
* Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds
* Breaks Ty Cobb record
This 10 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 5: "Bye, Bye, Ty; Rose owns all-time mark" which of course tells of Pete Rose breaking the all time MLB baseball hits record that was held by Ty Cobb.
Other news of the day. Very nice condition save for a small stain in the masthead. (see)
wikipedia notes: Peter Edward "Pete" Rose (born April 14, 1941) is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. He is best known for his 19 years with the Cincinnati Reds.
Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053), and outs (10,328). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B & 1B).
In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team. In 2004, after years of public denial, he admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds. After Rose's ban was instated, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the "permanently ineligible" list from induction. Previously, those who were banned had been excluded by informal agreement among voters. The issue of Rose's possible re-instatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains a contentious one throughout baseball.
Category: The 20th Century