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Pete Rose postavlja rekord u hitovima Nacionalne lige

Pete Rose postavlja rekord u hitovima Nacionalne lige

10. avgusta 1981. Pete Rose iz Philadelphia Philliesa postigao je 3.631. pogodak u svojoj bejzbol karijeri, oborivši rekord Stana Musiala po broju pogodaka nacionalnog ligaša. Rekordan pogodak postigao je u utakmici protiv St. Louis Cardinals, tima s kojim je Musial proveo cijelu karijeru, a bivši kralj hitova bio je tu da čestita Rose.

10. avgusta obilježen je povratak Baseball bejzbola iz lige nakon sedmodnevnog štrajka igrača. Štrajk je počeo 12. juna zbog pitanja timske naknade za slobodne agente. Vlasnici su kao nadoknadu htjeli igrača iz novog tima slobodnog agenta, dok je sindikat igrača smatrao da bi takav ustupak ugrozio vrijednost slobodnog izbora, kao i da bi potpisivanje slobodnih agenata učinilo manje privlačnim za timove. Igrače su u velikoj mjeri podržavali mediji i obožavatelji, koji su vjerovali da vlasnici pokušavaju otkloniti željeznu kontrolu koju su imali nad ugovorima i karijerama igrača u prvih 106 godina profesionalnog baseballa. Konačno, 31. jula, dvije strane su postigle kompromis: Svaki tim koji izgubi premium besplatnog agenta primio bi igrača iz grupe nezaštićenih igrača u svim većim takmičenjima.

Kada je sezona prekinuta, Pete Rose je bio usred niza od 15 utakmica, vodeći Nacionalnu ligu u pogocima sa 73. Kada je igra nastavljena 10. augusta, gužva na Veterans Stadium-u u Philadelphiji morala je čekati do osmog. inning kako bi vidjeli Rose kako postiže rekordni hit. Nakon što je izveo inning jednim singlom između treće baze i shortstopa, publika ga je nagradila ovacijama, a Musial je istrčao u prvu bazu da mu čestita. Iznenađujuće, to je bila tek 2.886. utakmica Rosea; bilo je potrebno Musial 3.026 igara da postave rezultat.

Spomenar: Musialovih 3.630 pogodaka u karijeri bili su značajni po tome što je od njih stekao tačno polovicu (1.815) igrajući kod kuće, a drugu polovinu (1.815) na gostovanjima. Posljednja dva pogotka u njegovoj karijeri dogodila se u utakmici protiv Redsa i njihovog novajlije, drugog igrača Petea Rose, 1963. godine.


Pete Rose postavlja rekord pogodaka Nacionalne lige - POVIJEST

Hustle je učinio Rose cijenjenom, ozloglašenom
Napisao Bob Carter
Posebno za ESPN.com

"[Pete Rose] nije najbolji igrač koji sam ikada vidio. On nije najbolji igrač bejzbola kojeg sam ikada vidio. Ali odigrao je svaku utakmicu kao da je to sedma utakmica Svjetske serije. Igrao je teško svaki dan. A ja sam" nikad nisam vidio da to radi neko drugi, " rekao je bivši saigrač Joe Morgan iz serije ESPN Classic SportsCentury.

Slike Petea Rose trepere jednako snažno kao i njegova brbljavost. Bejzbol vodeći hitovi svih vremena obožavali su obožavatelje ne samo zbog onoga što je postigao, već i od načina na koji je to učinio.

Rose je osvojio tri naslova i 197. godine imao niz od 44 utakmice.
Igrao je igru ​​s dječjom radošću, bujnosti u suprotnosti sa sramotom doživotne suspenzije iz bejzbola, zabranom koja ga je spriječila da uđe u Kuću slavnih.

Rose vizualizacija: Lupanje šakom po vrhu kacige za udaranje. Čučeći na tanjuru. Brzo udarajući palicu svojim kompaktnim zamahom, šaljući loptu po liniji. Sprint do prve baze nakon šetnje. Trčanje po osnovama, debele noge koje se vrte, kapa odleti. Trbuh pada u podnožje, lice puno prljavštine.

Smooth? Elegantan? Graceful? Ne Rose. "Charlie Hustle" nije imao vremena za stilske poene. Došao je samo da pobijedi. Bivši saigrač Cincinnati Redsa Jack Billingham rekao je: "Pete bi mogao ići 0 za 4, ali da smo pobijedili, bio bi najsretniji momak u klubu."

Roseina filozofija: "Netko mora pobijediti, a netko mora izgubiti, a ja vjerujem da ću dozvoliti drugom da izgubi."

Rose je predvodio svoje domaće Redse do dva trijumfa u Svjetskoj seriji (i četiri zastavice) i pomogao Philadelphiji da osvoji jednu seriju (i dvije zastavice). On je 1978. godine postigao rekordni niz od 44 utakmice u modernoj Nacionalnoj ligi, 1985. oborio rekord postignutih uspjeha u karijeri Tija Cobba 57 godina i povukao se godinu dana kasnije sa 4.256 pogodaka.

Njegov najveći gubitak dogodio se 24. avgusta 1989. godine, kada ga je povjerenik Bart Giamatti suspendovao zbog kockanja na bejzbolu. Više od 14 godina Rose je tvrdio da se nije kladio na bejzbol. No, tada je u svojoj drugoj autobiografiji "Moj zatvor bez rešetki", objavljenoj u siječnju 2004., Rose rekao da je lagao svih tih godina i da se kladio na utakmice prve lige, uključujući i one u kojima su bili crveni. U filmu "Moj zatvor bez šipki", Rose kaže da se počeo redovno kladiti na bejzbol 1987. godine, kada je bio menadžer u Cincinnatiju. Kada se kladio na igre Redsa, kaže da se kladio samo na njih za pobjedu. S njegovim priznanjem, Rose se nada da će ga vratiti Major League Baseball i ispuniti uslove za izbor u Kuću slavnih.

Rose je rođena 14. aprila 1941. u Cincinnatiju, kao treće od četvero djece. Njegov otac Harry, koji je igrao poluprofesionalni bejzbol i fudbal, i njegov ujak, Buddy Bloebaum, pomogli su mu da postane napadač.

"Sposobnost koju je Pete imao nije ništa u odnosu na Teda Williamsa", rekao je trener Rose's Knothole League, Don Grothaus. "Samo se više trudio oko toga."

Uprkos težini od 140 kilograma, Rose je pokazala više potencijala u fudbalu nego u bejzbolu u srednjoj školi Western Hills. Bloebaum, skaut Crvenih, utjecao je na Cincinnati da iskoristi priliku za Rose, infieldera koji je počeo u Ženevi, N.Y.

Godine 1960., svoju prvu profesionalnu sezonu, Rose je udario 0,277 i predvodio svoju klasu D u greškama. Podigao je tegove, dobivši na masi i snazi, a sljedeće je godine procvjetao. Nazvan "Hollywood", postigao je 0,317 u svoje tri sezone manje lige.

Na proljetnom treningu 1963. Jenkiji Mickey Mantle i Whitey Ford su mu sarkastično dali nadimak "Charlie Hustle" nakon što su ga gledali kako trči do prvog u šetnji. Rose je osvojila posao u drugoj bazi, a zatim je postigla 0,273 i proglašena je novajlijom godine.

Dvije godine kasnije Rose je postigao 209 pogodaka i pobijedio 0,312, prvu od 10 sezona sa 200 i više pogodaka, a prvu od 15 godina sa najmanje 0,300. Bio je i izdržljiv, dobivši više od 600 šišmiša za 17 od 24 sezone. Pojavio se u 3.562 utakmice i imao 14.053 šišmiša, oba rekorda u velikoj ligi.

Rose nije bio prirodni talenat, ali imao je tijelo od 5 stopa i 200 kilograma. "Građen sam poput svog oca. Zdepast, snažan", rekla je Rose, koja je imala bedra od 27 inča. "Moje tijelo je moje najbolje bogatstvo."

Nikad sjajan igrač terena, bio je dovoljno svestran da igra drugu, treću i prvu bazu, kao i desno i lijevo polje, jedini igrač koji je započeo All-Star utakmicu na pet pozicija. Imao je i izvanredne oči, hvatajući terene okretanjem lopte. Iako nije bio intelektualac, pokazao je nevjerojatnu sposobnost da se sjeti osobina bacača i mnogih vrsta statistike, posebno svoje.

Najviše od svega, žestoko je igrao. "Ne smetaju mi ​​lijeni igrači", rekao je, "sve dok su s druge strane."

Simbolizirajući svoj stil, postigao je pobjednički niz za Nacionalnu ligu na All-Star utakmici 1970. godine udarivši u hvatača Raya Fossea u 12. izmjeni, ozlijedivši Fosseovo rame. U plej-ofu 1973., Roseova rambunzivna igra ponovo je zauzela naslovne strane kada je naletio na Metsovog prijatelja Buddyja Harrelsona u pokušaju da prekine dvostruku igru, započinjući čistku s klupe. Sutradan je nabrijana Rose u 12. primila domaćina da osvoji utakmicu.

Do sredine 1970-ih, Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan i Tony Perez bili su vođe Big Red Machine-a, jednog od legendarnih sportskih timova. Rose je zaradio svog jedinog MVP-a 1973. godine kada je postigao 0,338 da bi osvojio svoju treću (i posljednju) titulu u batinanju i imao 230 uspjeha u karijeri.

1975. Redsi su pobijedili Red Sox u proslavljenoj Svjetskoj seriji koja je uključivala triler iz 6. igre koji je osvojio bostonski Carlton Fisk. Nakon toga, Rose se divila drami te igre. "Nije li to bila najveća igra koju ste ikada vidjeli?" upitao je svog menadžera, Sparkyja Andersona. "Nije li bilo zabavno?"

Rose je pobijedila 0,370 u seriji i izglasana je za njenog MVP -a. Sljedeće sezone pogodio je .323, a Redsi su pomeli Jenkije za još jedno prvenstvo.

5. maja 1978. postao je 13. igrač koji je postigao 3.000 pogodaka

Rose je tokom svoje 24-godišnje karijere imao 10 sezona sa 200 i više pogodaka.
kada je izdvojio Stevea Rogersa iz Montreala. Kasnije te sezone slomio je Tommy Holmes N.L. rekordnih 37 utakmica uzastopnih pogodaka uz singl Metsovog Craiga Swana.

Sa medijskim hordama koje su ga pratile, Rose je potjerao rekord Joea DiMaggia u velikoj ligi od 56. Prošao je najbolji niz Cobba, 40 utakmica, i otišao za 44-om Wee Willie Keeler, rekordom svih vremena. Njegov šesti ining singl od Braves-a Phil Niekro produžio je niz na 44, ali Rose je upozorila: "Dug je put od 44 do 56".

Tako je i bilo. Larry McWilliams iz Atlante i Gene Garber zaustavili su ga u sljedećoj utakmici, Rose je otišao 0-za-4 uprkos tome što je dvaput snažno udario loptu. Garber ga je udario da prekine niz.

Kao slobodan igrač nakon 16 sezona sa Cincinnatijem, u decembru 1978. potpisao je četvorogodišnji ugovor sa Philadelphijom za najveći ugovor u istoriji bejzbola, 800.000 dolara po sezoni. Nakon pet godina sa Phillies -om, otišao je u Montreal 1984. godine i udario svoj 4.000. pogodak, dvostruko više od Jerryja Koosmana iz Philadelphije. U augustu 1984. Rose se vratio u Cincinnati kao igrač-menadžer.

8. septembra 1985. u Chicagu, Rose je dva puta izdvojila Reggieja Pattersona, čak se s Cobbom pomaknula na 4191 hita. 11. septembra u Cincinnatiju, 57 godina do dana posljednje Cobbove posljednje utakmice, Rose je izdvojila Eric Show iz San Diega za rekord. Na terenu ga je dočekao njegov 15-godišnji sin Pete Rose Jr.

Aplauz rasprodate publike od 47.237 rasplakao je Rose. "Bilo mi je dobro sve dok nisam podigla pogled i počela razmišljati o svom ocu", rekla je Rose, čiji je tata umro 1970. "Vidjela sam ga gore. Odmah iza njega bio je Ty Cobb."

Rose je igrao tokom 1986. godine, ali je nastavio kao menadžer Redsa. Završio je sa 0,303 proseka udaranja, 160 homera, 1,314 IRB -a i 198 ukradenih lopti. Njegovih 2.165 postignutih trčanja peti su svih vremena.

Osamdesetih godina prošlog stoljeća Rose se mnogo kockala u nekoliko sportova i po većini izvještaja izgubila je velike svote. Usred izvještaja da se Rose kladio na bejzbol dok je bio menadžer Redsa, u februaru 1989. godine ispitali su ga odlazeći povjerenik Peter Ueberroth i njegova zamjena Giamatti. Tri dana kasnije, advokat John Dowd zadržan je da istražuje optužbe protiv Rose.

Dowd Report tvrdi da se Rose kladio na 52 utakmice Redsa 1987. godine, minimalno 10.000 dolara dnevno. Iako je Rose trajno zabranjeno baseball, imao je pravo podnijeti zahtjev za vraćanje u posao za godinu dana. (U septembru 1997. Rose je podnijela zahtjev za vraćanje na posao, ali povjerenik Bud Selig nije ništa poduzeo.) Rose, sa zapisom od 412-373, zamijenio je Tommy Helms kao menadžer.

Rose su čekale nove nevolje. Proglašen krivim za utaju saveznih poreza 1990. godine, odslužio je pet mjeseci u zatvoru sa minimalnim obezbjeđenjem i tri mjeseca u polovici kuće u Cincinnatiju.

Rose ostaje u kontaktu s igrom koju je sa strašću igrao kao sportski voditelj talk-showa.


Sjećanje na epsko trčanje Rose 's u DiMaggio

Ova činjenica vas možda ne bi iznenadila-s obzirom na to da su prosjeci udaraca opali, precrtani izbori, obrambene smjene kradu pogodake i sve ostale stvari o kojima bejzbol ljudi pričaju-ali evo: Nije bilo niza od 20 utakmica cijelu sezonu. Najduži niz u 2018. bio je Michael Brantley's 19-gamer od 9. do 30. maja.

Posljednji put nitko u bejzbolu nije sastavio niz od 20 utakmica 1972.

Nizovi su uvijek bili hiroviti i čudni događaji. Bilo je 21 niz od 30 utakmica u posljednjih 40 sezona, neke od zvijezda (Paul Molitor, George Brett, Freddie Freeman, Jose Pujols, Vladimir Guerrero), neke od iznenađujućih likova (Dan Uggla, Jerome Walton, Willy Taveras) i nema igrača koje biste najviše očekivali (Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, Rod Carew, Ichiro Suzuki, Jose Altuve itd.).

Trideset utakmica pogodaka postalo je standard. Došli smo do tačke u istoriji bejzbola gdje je čak i govoriti o najpoznatijem nizu od svih-Joeu DiMaggiou sa 56 igrača 1941. godine-kao da pričamo o jednorozima i zmajevima. Niko nikada nije došao u 10 utakmica niza Yankee Clipper -a, a samo je jedna osoba u ovom stoljeću (Jimmy Rollins 2005.) došla u 20 utakmica.

Zato za Throwback četvrtak, neka uzmemo povratnu mašinu 40, do dana kada se Pete Rose usudio zaprijetiti nizu DiMaggio.

31. jula 1978. protiv Braves -a, Rose se u šestom inningu suočila sa knuckleballing Hall of Fame Phil Niekro. Rose je u to vrijeme imao izvanredan niz od 43 utakmice. I taj niz je bio izvanredan u svakom smislu te riječi.

Rose je imao 37 godina i navodno je pri kraju svoje karijere. Dobio je svoj 3.000. hit početkom maja, što je izazvalo bezbroj & quot; Rose ide u Kuću slavnih & quot; ljubavna pisca pisaca. Odmah je ušao u veliki pad. Novine su istakle da je 14. juna bio u padu 6 za 44 i da je cijelu godinu udarao samo 0,229 protiv ljevičara. Rose se uhvatio da je dovoljno dobro udario loptu, ali ih je pogodio pravo u polja.

"Mogu pričati sve što želim o linijskim pogonima", promrmljao je. & quot; Uhvate 'em, i to bejzbol. & quot

Rose je započeo svoj niz 14. juna kada je udario nekoliko singlova protiv Cubsa, ali nije bilo kao da se svjetlo upravo upalilo. 22. juna-7. utakmica niza-čekao je do svoje posljednje borbe prije nego što je oborio singl Charlieja Williamsa iz San Francisca.

Prva novinska obavijest o nizu stigla je kada je stigao do 10 utakmica. Rose je vodio protiv Dodgersa sa jednim singlom. Nakon utakmice, međutim, želio je samo razgovarati o tome da je od njega zatraženo da žrtvuje bunt kasno u utakmici.

"Ja sam konačno dobro zamahnuo palicom", rekao je, "i moram biti žrtva?" … Svejedno, spustio sam to. Vidite, ima momaka sa 3.000 pogodaka koji mogu sjebati. & Quot

Niz je kašljao. Ono što je bilo upečatljivo je da Rose nije udarala da ja dobro. Postigao je samo pet pogodaka u pet utakmica između 26. i 30. juna. Ali on ih je raširio pa je svaki dan dobivao po jednu. Poveo je singlom 4. jula kako bi svoj niz povećao na 20 utakmica. Bio je to peti niz uzastopnih pogodaka od 20 utakmica u karijeri Rose-a.

Rose i Ty Cobb zabilježili su nizove udaraca od najmanje 20 utakmica ili više osam puta, što je najviše u modernoj eri (od 1900). Ovo uključuje nizove koji se preklapaju u više sezona, budući da se oni broje u službenim evidencijama.

Krenuvši na All-Star pauzu, Rose je povisila niz na 25 utakmica, pa je po prvi put došlo do imena & quotDiMaggio & quot. Rose nije odustala od izazova.

& quot; Moglo bi trajati zauvijek & quot ;, rekla je Rose.

Rose je 14. jula izjednačio rekord Vade Pinson u Cincinnatiju singlom Metsovog dešnjaka Pata Zachryja, a zatim ga srušio sljedećeg dana kada je singlom krenuo protiv Craiga Swana. Rose je imao do 28 utakmica, na pola puta do DiMaggia, i jasno je dao do znanja da su njegovi golovi mnogo veći od rekorda tima.

& quot; To nema pravo značenje & quot ;, rekla je Rose & quot; jer je rekord Major League -a tako daleko. & quot

U utakmici 29, bio je 0 za 4 protiv Metsa kada je uspio da slomi dvojku sa zida protiv ljevičara Paula Sieberta. Tog dana je neko citirao DiMaggia koji je rekao: "Jednog dana, neko će ga slomiti, a ako je to slučaj, nadam se da je to Pit Rouz."

"To je sjajno", rekla je Rose. & quot; Nadam se da je to i Pete Rose. & quot

Kada je Rose stigao do 30 utakmica, The Cincinnati Enquirer započeo je dnevnu grafiku pod nazivom "Pete Rose Hit Parade."

32. utakmica niza je bila sporna Rose je bio bez pogotka protiv Philliesa kada je u osmoj izmjeni izvukao kontroverznu šetnju. Phillies je mislio da je zamahnuo, a svađa je dovela do izbacivanja. Čak i tada, Rose je mislila da je niz završen.

Ali George Foster je udario grand slam, a Redsi su se tukli u osmom. Rose je dobila još jednu priliku s dva auta u devetom inningu igre 7-2. Položio je udarac niz treću bazu, Mike Schmidt je igrao duboko i uhvaćen je kako drijema.

& quot; Znam da bi mogli biti ljuti zbog toga što sam se popeo sa pet poena prednosti, & quot; rekla je Rose. & quotAli trebalo mi je 16 godina da dođem do 31 zaredom, a ako mi daju drogu, ja ću to uzeti. & quot

Sljedeći rekord za snimanje bio je Tommy Holmes,#39 moderna (poslije 1900.) Nacionalna liga, rekord od 37 utakmica, a Rose je koračala prema njoj. Za igru ​​33, pobijedio je singl na terenu. U 34. igri, prizemljio je loptu na sredini u centralno polje. U 35. utakmici, on je presao singl nad izvučenim terenom. A u 36. utakmici, postigavši ​​mu jednu mrvicu rekorda, postavio je singl od Montreala, Stevea Rogersa, istog bacača koji je odustao od Roseinog 3.000. hita.

"Znam da me se sjeća", rekla je Rose.

Pritisak se sada povećavao. Rose je bila na naslovnoj strani svake sportske rubrike. Rekao je da su ljudi zvali njegov hotel usred noći i tražili intervjue. Reporteri i pasti sa autogramima bili su posvuda. Rose je prkosila.

"Nema pritiska", rekao je dok je ulazio na 37. utakmicu u New Yorku. & quotI 've je pogodio u 36 uzastopnih. Nema razloga da ne mogu udariti u drugu. & Quot

On je odigrao 37. utakmicu u sedmoj izmjeni sa jedinstvenim pogonom nalijevo. Sljedećeg dana, pred više od 38.000-najvećom publikom u utorak na stadionu Shea-Rose je s stilom oborila moderni rekord NL-a postigavši ​​tri hita, dok su obožavatelji Metsa nosili majice s natpisom "Vidio sam Pete Rose kako to radi" . & quot

"Oni dobijaju 4,50 dolara za te majice", rekao je u čudu, menadžer Redsa Sparky Anderson. & quotI oni prodaju banere Mets za dolar i po. & quot

Rose se suočio sa čudnom promjenom u igri 39-Metsov menadžer Joe Torre u osnovi je imao svog kraćeg i trećeg baznog igrača koji su stajali tik jedan do drugog u pokušaju da natjera Rose da povuče loptu protiv dešnjaka Nina Espinose. Rose je povukao dvostruko na desno polje u petom da zadrži niz.

U ovom trenutku, Rose - koji je opsesivno obožavao istoriju i brojke bejzbola - počeo je planirati svoj put kroz istoriju bejzbola. Htio je proći Ty Cobba, koji je imao niz od 40 utakmica. Zatim je htio proći Georgea Sislera, koji je pogodio u 41 uzastopnoj utakmici. U tom trenutku, Rose bi preuzela Wee Willie Keeler, koji je 1896. stigao do 44. I nakon toga, DiMaggio.

"Kad ustanem oko 45 -tak", rekao je novinarima, "mogli biste početi pričati o DiMaggio -u." Ali Cobb je sljedeći. & Quot

Cobb -ov niz je pao u drugoj utakmici dvoglavog protiv Philadelphije. Suočavajući se sa Steveom Carltonom, Rose je još jednom izazvala Schmidtovu budnost polaganjem ogrlice niz treću bazu. Schmidt je ovaj put bio spreman, ali je bunt bio previše dobar. Singl mu je dao niz od 41 utakmice.

"Imao sam šanse da zaustavim niz, a ja sam oba puta propao", rekao je Schmidt.

Sljedećeg dana, Rose je prošla Sisler sa tri pogotka. Rose je u 43. utakmici dobio još dva pogotka, a sada smo započeli ovu priču, s Niekrom na gomili, a Rose je pokušala izjednačiti rekord Keelera u sezoni NL od 44 godine.

Rose je mrzila lice prema Niekro zglobu. Čovjek koji nije volio ništa više od udaranja u baseball loptu rekao je: "Pokušavajući pogoditi to igralište bijedan je život."

Kako se ispostavilo, nije morao udariti. Sa brojem 2: 0, Niekro je ubacio brzu loptu, a Rose ju je prizemljila pored drugog ronioca na desnom polju za singl koji mu je dao niz od 44 utakmice i izjednačio ga sa Keelerom. Vatromet je eksplodirao na stadionu okruga Fulton, više od 45.000 navijača je stajalo i navijalo

& quotTo je zapravo bio sudoper, ali nije potonuo & quot ;, rekao je Niekro. & quotTo je bilo čudno. Osjećao sam se kao negativac na našem vlastitom terenu. & Quot

Sada je ostao samo DiMaggio.

Evo nekoliko čudnih stvari o nizu pogodaka Pete Rosea sa 44 utakmice. Prvo, nije pogodio home run tokom niza. Domaće trke mogu biti prilično važni dijelovi niza pogodaka, jer su to najsigurnije vrste pogodaka koje je DiMaggio imao 15 u nizu od 56 utakmica. Ali Rose je prošao kroz odbranu za svaki svoj pogodak. Drugo, završilo se kontroverzom - barem u umu Rosea.

Jučer, 1. avgusta, prije 40 godina, Redsi su ponovo igrali u Atlanti, a tamo je bilo više od 30.000 ljudi. Nije to bila noć Rose. U drugoj je postavio loptu na sredini, siguran singl koji je bacač Larry McWilliams nekako zakačio prije nego što je uspio uploviti u središnje polje. Bila je to toliko zapanjujuća igra da je Rose zapravo prestala trčati i zapljeskala McWilliamsu.

"Ne znam kako je to shvatio, zaista ne znam", rekla je Rose. & quotLopta je bila iza njega. Dva inča u svakom slučaju, to je osnovni pogodak. & Quot

U sedmom, Rose je razbio linijsku vožnju koja se opet činila kao siguran pogodak - toliko siguran da je Dave Collins, koji je u to vrijeme bio prvi, ponio nade da će doći do trećeg. No, treći igrač Bravesa, Bob Horner, ubacio se u to i bacio na prvog da udvostruči Collinsa.

"Da nije uhvatio tu loptu", rekla je Rose, "morali su ga odvesti u bolnicu da je iskopaju."

Konačno, u devetom su bila dva auta, Braves je vodio, 16-4, a Rose je došla do posljednjeg puta. Suočio se sa rasterećenjem sa bočnim namotavanjem Geneom Garberom. Garber je bio smrtno ozbiljan u namjeri da izvuče Rose.

"Bio sam pomalo iznenađen", rekao je Rose, "da me u utakmici koja je imala 16-4 postavio kao da je to sedma utakmica Svjetske serije. Pretpostavljam da je mislio da je gore Joe DiMaggio. & Quot

Bilo je smiješno čuti Rose kako je to rekao, jer je sa timom dolje, 16-4, pokušao da se izbori za pogodak. On ga je gurnuo. Nakon par lopti, Garber je natjerao Rose da faulira jedan nazad. Bilo je 2-2, a publika iz Atlante je skandirala & quotPete Rose! Pete Rose! & Quot Rose potpuno je očekivao da će ga Garber izazvati brzom loptom.

Garber je umjesto toga promijenio svoje mjesto i ono je izišlo iz zone. Rose je ipak zamahnula i propustila prekinuti utakmicu i niz. Garber je skočio u slavlju. Rose je bila bijesna.

"Lako je napraviti takve terene kada ustanete, 16-4", "stenjala je Rose". "Samo se nadam da ću ga sutra vidjeti u jednoj utakmici i pogoditi konopac u sredini, mislim teško."

Garber je bio zbunjen žalbom Rose.

& quotTakav je način na koji moram nastojati prehraniti svoju porodicu & quot ;, rekao je. & quotNaravno, žao mi je što je niz prekinut. Ali ne bih mogao zaspati ako ikad kažem da me neko udario kad sam mu dao manje od svog najboljeg. "

Rose nikada nije oprostila Garberu što mu je u tom trenutku napravio promjenu. Više od 30 godina kasnije, Rose je još uvijek bio bijesan što nije uspio dobiti ono što je nazvao i kvotan je bio pošten hitac da uhvati DiMaggia. & Quot Rose nikad više nije imao ovakav niz pogodaka, ali kako je rekao. takve vrste se pojavljuju jednom u životu - ako imate sreće.

"Bilo je zaista dobro za bejzbol", rekao je na kraju. A onda je slegnuo ramenima. & quotSada će sutra imati oko 10.000 navijača na tribinama u Atlanti. & quot


Alonso (5 pogodaka) povezuje rekord početnika NL -a

ATLANTA - Sa 42 utakmice do kraja, sezona Petea Alonsa već se svrstava među produktivnije kampanje u istoriji Metsa. Alonso je u četvrtak sedmicama posjedovao rekord početnika početnika franšize, u pobjedi od 10: 8 nad Braves-om, postigao je 39. mjesto u odnosu na Codyja Bellingera koji je najviše postigao novajlija u historiji Nacionalne lige.

Čini se da je prolazak Bellingera unaprijed predviđen zaključak, kao i ukupni rekord Metsove franšize za homere: 41, koji dijele Todd Hundley i Carlos Beltran.

Osim toga, naziru se dva značajna standarda: rekord početnika u domaćoj ligi prve lige, koji je Aaron Judge postavio sa 52 u 2017. godini, i ukupni rekord IRB -a u Metsu, koji Mike Piazza i David Wright dijele sa 124. Alonso je samo ispred tempa potrebno za postavljanje prvog, i za dlaku iza stope potrebne za ovo drugo.

U ovom trenutku bilo bi glupo sumnjati u njegove šanse da dosegne bilo koju ocjenu.

"Tamo ima mnogo zapisa", rekao je menadžer Metsa Mickey Callaway. “Znam da nije previše zabrinut zbog toga. On samo želi sastaviti dobre šišmiše i igrati dobru odbranu. Ali on ih gomila. "

Mnogi od Alonsovih domaćih trčanja slični su onima koje je pogodio u četvrtak: udarac od 110,6 km / h, 451 stopa u pravo polje na sredini, prema podacima Statcast-a, jedan od devet koji je ove sezone pogodio najmanje 440 stopa. (Nema većeg ligaša.) Alonso je također izdvojio dvije runde u petom izmjenu i još jednu u sedmom, završivši sa pet pogodaka u karijeri i šest IRB-a. On i njegov kratak igrač Amed Rosario postali su prvi par Metova koji je u istoriji franšize sakupio pet pogodaka u istoj igri, dok je Rosario postao tek šesti koji je imao više od četiri pogotka u više igara.

"Zaista sam sretan", rekao je Rosario preko prevodioca, "ali i jako sam sretan zbog njega jer je uspio vezati rekord novaka za domaće trke."

U četvrtak su bili sazreli uslovi za popunjavanje statistike. Metsi su peti put izbacili 23 pogotka, oslanjajući se na pet po jedan od Alonsa i Rosarija četiri od Wilsona Ramosa tri od Juana Lagaresa i najmanje jedan od pet drugih igrača. Bio je to dovoljan napad da izbaci startera Bravesa Hulia Teherana u drugom iningu, i dovoljno da se zadrži za pobjedu čak i nakon što je Drew Gagnon dozvolio četiri domaća pogona u osmom i devetom izmjeni, primoravši Edwina D íaza da zabilježi konačni aut.

I za Metsa i za Bravesa bila je to noć za podizanje prosječnih vrijednosti i zaokruživanje poleđine bejzbolskih karata. Posebno za Alonsa, to je bio dan za afirmaciju.

Ranije ove sedmice, Callaway je sjeo s Alonsom i pozvao ga da ne brine o svom relativnom nedostatku produkcije od All-Star pauze. Iako je novajlija u igru ​​u četvrtak ušao sa prosjekom 0,181 u drugom poluvremenu, to je uključivalo osam domaćih i 17 IRB -a u 30 utakmica. U posljednje tri sedmice, Alonso je zalazio dublje čak i češće nego prije pauze.

"Želim biti najbolja verzija sebe svaki dan", rekao je Alonso. „Bejzbol je igra neuspjeha, a to je zaista teško izvesti i održavati kroz 162 utakmice. Osećao sam se kao drugo poluvreme, zaista nije bilo ono što sam želeo nakon prvog poluvremena koje sam imao. ... Bio sam nekako frustriran nakon nekog vremena jer znam da sam bolji. ”

Igre poput četvrtka predstavljaju dokaz. Knjige evidencije već drže dokaze. Vrijeme će pokazati koliko će svih vremena Alonso na kraju postaviti, iako će uskoro imati još jednu za sebe.

"Ne stojim sam", rekao je Alonso za rekord novaka u NL -u. „Vezana sam. Nadam se da ću nastaviti i nastaviti da napredujem. Nadam se da mogu biti sam u toj kategoriji. ”


Prošlih 3.000 i dalje se broji

Znao je da će to doći. Čak je otprilike znao i kada će to doći. Predviđao je kako će se osjećati kad do toga dođe. Pete Rose malo prepušta slučaju. Prije svake utakmice čak i trlja svoju palicu alkoholom, tako da će poslije po svježim mrljama na njoj znati gdje je došao u dodir s loptom. "Izvinite što se nisam previše uzbudio oko ovoga", govorio je cijelu ono što je trebala biti napeta sedmica. No, kada je prošlog petka navečer došao do njegovog 3.000. hita, na stadionu Cincinnati & aposs Riverfront, Rose je iznenadio sebe jedan od rijetkih puta u životu gotovo do suza. Postizanje besmrtnosti to će učiniti nekoj osobi.

Rose je priznao da je bio malo nemiran prije utakmice te večeri s Montrealom. Iako srdačan kao i uvijek, izbjegavao je novinare u klupskoj kući, gdje inače dugo vodi sud, obrazlažući možda da nema šta reći što već nije rekao na desetine puta tokom sedmice. Također se trudio za predstojeći zadatak. Trebala su mu dva pogotka da bi došao do legendarnog broja, a u Steveu Rogersu sa Exposa imao je posla s bacačem koji je osvojio 17 utakmica 1977. Rose je odlučila da će biti agresivan kao i obično, ali da će ovaj put pričekati samo prave parcele, uzeo bi više terena nego što to obično čini.

Kad je došao do palice vodeći od Redsa & apos polovinom prvog ininga, gomila od 37 823 ljudi podigla se u velikim valovima kako bi zaurlala. Lupajući lijevom rukom protiv desnorukog Rogersa, Rosea, najplodnijeg prekidača igre i apossa, poravnao je loptu s dvije lopte, jednim udarcem, tiho do lijevog polja, gdje je Warren Cromartie ispustio loptu, a zatim je odbacio zbog greške s dvije osnove. Ruža je trbuhom skliznula na drugo mjesto, da bi tamo ostala jer su naredna tri Crvena izašla po redu.

U trećoj izmjeni, usred još jednog ovacije, Rose je pojačala sa Cesar Geronimo -om na drugom i jednom van terena. Udario je Rogers & apos prvo bacanje ravno na tvrdo nabijenu prljavštinu ispred ploče, proizvevši sjeckanje u Baltimoru. Rogers se nestrpljivo vrpoljio pod visokim odbijačem, a kad mu je to konačno dao u rukavici, pokušao je baciti prije nego što je dobro uhvatio loptu. Lopta mu je iskliznula iz ruke i bezopasno se otkotrljala iza nasipa dok se Rose sigurno prebacila prva. Službeni strijelac Earl Lawson iz Cincinnati Posta nije oklijevao nazvati to hitom##2014Rose & aposs 2.999. Publika je pozdravila njeno odobravanje ove odluke, ali u novinarskoj kutiji Lawson, pisac iz rodnog grada, bio je izložen prijateljskim pričama o favoriziranju. Istina, da je Rogers savršeno bacio, Rose bi vjerovatno udario loptu do džaka, jer kako je kasnije rekao, "nikad nisam teže trčao prvi." A on uvijek teško trči.

Oglasna ploča stadiona visokog nebodera proglasila je 2999 𠅁 TO GO, kada je Rose ušla u peti sa dva auta i nikoga na bazi. Gledao je kako Rogers & apos prvi teren isplovljava napolje, prateći ga očima u Garyja Cartera & aposs hvatač & aposs rukavice, a zatim okrećući glavu prema gore za suca Jerryja Dalea i apossa, koji je bio prvi. Sljedeća isporuka bila je & quota fastball, & quot; Rose bi kasnije rekao, & quotout this big around, & quot; i on bi držao ruke dovoljno udaljene da kugla za loptu može proći između njih. Postavio je ovo debelo igralište preko glave trećeg bejzbola Larryja Parrisha i na lijevo polje radi neokaljanog singla.

Bilo je 21.22 sati, E.D.T., a sljedećih pet minuta navijači su namještali galamu koja se u Cincinnatiju nije čula od Svjetske serije 1976. godine. Saigrači iz Rose & apossa požurili su na teren kako bi ga zagrlili i uhvatili za ruku. Zagrlio ga je i uhvatio natrag i mahnuo crvenom kapom prema obožavanoj gomili. Zatim je na trenutak bio sam i stajao odmah pored prve baze. Navijači nisu odustajali i utakmica se nije mogla nastaviti. Rose je stajala tamo i izgledala kao izgubljeni dječak koji će zaplakati. Konačno ga je Tony Perez, stari saigrač i prijatelj Rose & aposs, koji je sada prvi igrač Expos & apos -a, razigrano gurnuo. Rose se okrenula i zagrlila ga. Nasmiješio se i trenutak je prošao. Utakmica je nastavljena 𠅊ntiklimatski, ispalo je##2014 gubitkom od 4-3 Redsa.

Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Tako se Pete Rose pridružio uzvišenoj kompaniji od 12 ljudi, čiji je vođa njegov prototip, Ty Cobb. Od svih bejzbol dostignuća, akumulacija od 3000 pogodaka najsigurniji je pokazatelj da je igrač izvanredno talentiran, izuzetno izdržljiv i izvanredno dosljedan. And it is a feat that virtually ensures the achiever enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Of Rose&aposs 12 predecessors, nine are in the Hall the three who are not—Henry Aaron, Willie Mays and Al Kaline—will be admitted the moment they become eligible after five years of retirement. Some of the game&aposs most celebrated players. Hall of Famers themselves, have fallen short of the milestone Rose reached. Injuries and wartime service kept Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams from it. Four years as a full-time pitcher kept Babe Ruth from it. Fatal illness kept Lou Gehrig from it. Involvement in the Black Sox scandal and subsequent expulsion from the game most likely kept Shoeless Joe Jackson from it. A near-fatal beaning may well have kept Ducky Medwick from it. But there have been numerous other superb hitters who enjoyed full and relatively injury-free careers who have not gotten 3,000 hits. That list fairly glitters with the likes of Rogers Hornsby, Al Simmons, George Sisler, Sam Crawford, Wee Willie Keeler, Jimmie Foxx, Frankie Frisch, Charlie Gehringer, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott and Frank Robinson.

While Rose is the fifth player to get his 3,000th hit in the past decade, joining Aaron, Mays, Roberto Clemente and Kaline on the list of recent inductees, most members of the 3,000 club were in their prime before the New Deal began. Rose reached 3,000 one month into his 16th season—sooner, in point of service, than any other member of the elite. Cobb did not get his 3,000th hit until his 17th season but at the time he was only 34, three years younger than Rose. Aaron was 36, and Stan Musial and Tris Speaker were, like Rose, 37. Cap Anson was the oldest when he reached 3,000 he was 46 when he did it in 1897.

Rose is convinced that Cobb&aposs career total of 4,191 hits, the major league record, is beyond his grasp, so he has set his sights on Musial&aposs National League record of 3,630, a figure he could attain in as few as three years. Aaron&aposs 3,771 hits (171 in the American League), the majors&apos second-highest total, also seems within Rose&aposs reach, barring the sort of serious injury he has thus far escaped, or an unlikely capitulation to the infirmities of middle age. Rose passed Clemente&aposs total of 3,000 hits last Saturday and should whiz past Kaline&aposs 3,007 in a matter of moments. If he bangs out his usual 200 hits this year, he will also pass Anson (3,081) and Paul Waner (3,152) and finish the season ninth, behind Napoleon Lajoie (3,251), who, with Mays (3,283) and Eddie Collins (3,311), should fall in &apos79. That would leave Rose trailing only Honus Wagner (3,430), Speaker (3,515), Musial, Aaron and Cobb.

This is heady stuff to ponder, but though Rose is keenly aware of his figures, he would prefer to let his hits accumulate without further ado until Musial&aposs record comes into view. Except for the final moment Friday, he wasted little mental energy on his 3,000th, a blow that engendered tremendous excitement despite its inevitability. Rose knew that he needed only 34 hits to reach 3,000 this season and that, as he so pithily advised Cincinnati&aposs Insiders Club at a luncheon early last week, "It would be a lousy year for me if I went 33 for 650."

Indeed it would. Only Cobb had as many 200-hit seasons as Rose has—nine𠅊nd, lest anyone think Rose is tailing off, he has had 200 in the last three years. He has batted over .300 in 12 of his 15 big league seasons has won three batting titles, topped by a .348 performance in 1969 and is a .311 lifetime hitter. Hit No. 3,000 raised his &apos78 average to .324.

It was a difficult week for Rose only because his every step was dogged by media hordes and because, through a vagary of scheduling, the Reds had two weekdays off. Playaholic Rose detests off-days—"I might get hit by a train," he says. He met the press crush with characteristic bonhomie, though he did complain that "some guy in New York nearly knocked out one of my teeth with a microphone." His sole concern was that the egos of his almost equally famous teammates might somehow suffer from the attention lavished on him. It was an unfounded fear, because his mates&apos attitude, as expressed by Ken Griffey, was "Pete deserves it." However, Reds Manager Sparky Anderson was miffed one night last week when he heard raucous laughter issuing from the vicinity of Rose&aposs locker while Tom Seaver sat nearby bemoaning his third straight pitching loss. One of Rose&aposs profane jests had elicited guffaws from the assembled newsmen, most of whom were unaware of Seaver&aposs unhappy presence. Seaver made no mention of the incident, but Anderson, who apparently is of the opinion that a pitcher&aposs defeat is an occasion for last rites, took the press to task for a tasteless display. "Hey," said Rose later, "you guys got me in trouble with your laughing."

Lane Stewart/Sports Illustrated

Even the days off were not as wearisome as they might have been. During one of them, Rose made a commercial with Perez on the other, he visited the John Foster Dulles elementary school, where his son Peter Edward II attends third grade. Little Pete, as he is known, was ill that day and absent, but his father showed up nonetheless to hold court for nearly two hours with a dozen youngsters from grades one through five. Unlike most adults, Rose is never condescending in the company of children, perhaps because he is essentially one of them. His concerns—How&aposm I doing? What d&aposya think of that? Am I the best?𠅊re theirs. He engaged in a particularly sprightly dialogue with a fourth-grade enchantress whose very name, Happiness Amanda Gill, added new dimensions to the discourse. "Money can&apost buy happiness," Rose solemnly proclaimed and then giggled, "and I don&apost mean that girl over there." Some other exchanges:

Happiness: Do you know, you&aposre the first athlete I ever met?

Rose: Well, honey, you started right at the top.

Happiness: Do you have any tips for my little brother, Jason? He throws the ball over the catcher&aposs and the umpire&aposs heads. Then everybody starts yelling, "We want a pitcher, not an underwear stitcher." I say, "What&aposre you throwing at—the Eiffel Tower?"

Happiness: What are those rings you&aposre wearing?

Rose: World Series rings. I worked hard for those rings. All you have to do is go to college and marry some rich guy, and you&aposll get all the rings you want.

Happiness: I can&apost help it if my brother got in a fight.

Rose: How could you get in trouble if he got in the fight?

Rose told Cobb stories, many of them deliciously violent, and deplored the fact that too few youngsters nowadays have heard of "the greatest baseball player who ever lived." And he unabashedly worried out loud about his upcoming contract negotiations with the Reds, fearing that if matters are not properly settled, he, the homegrown star, the Western Hills High flash, might be forced to leave Cincinnati for greener pastures. Rose&aposs two-year contract expires in October, and its renegotiation is of genuine concern to him, because his dealings with the Cincy management have been less than amicable during previous encounters. The children said they did not want him to leave town. He said he did not want to go.

The session at the school was taped for inclusion in one of a series of books on adult-child relationships to be published by Doubleday. The publisher&aposs representatives, Thomas G. Aylesworth and R. Smith Kiliper, declared Rose to be the champion adult to date, funnier even than Vincent Price, certainly more at ease than Senator Charles Percy and a more skillful respondent than the astronaut who dithered over the question of how men in space go to the bathroom.

Lane Stewart/Sports Illustrated

That Rose should have raised Cobb&aposs name before grade-school children who had never heard of Cobb is entirely in keeping with Rose&aposs character, because he has emerged as something of a propagandist for the Georgia Peach. More and more, Rose seems to identify with Cobb, and not merely because Cobb heads the hit parade Rose so recently joined. He sees in Cobb a kindred spirit, a scrapper who played the game to a standstill. Rose, himself perhaps as exciting a player as Cobb, has none of his prototype&aposs avowed viciousness, but it is hard to believe that even Cobb put more of himself into baseball than Rose does. "I&aposve had to scramble and scratch for everything I&aposve got," Rose told a group of onlookers last week, most of whom regard him as one of the privileged few. Then he added, "But I&aposve enjoyed the scratching and scrambling."

Those who have never seen Rose up close tend to think of him as a small man. In fact, his smallness is a matter of style, not physique. He is a muscular 5&apos10½" 200-pounder with a body so durable that he is seldom injured. His 3,000th hit came in his 676th consecutive game, the 11th-longest streak in baseball history. It ended at 678 Sunday when, despite taking "every pill there is." Rose was knocked out of the lineup by illness. Rose is a big man who plays like a small man—he goes for line drives not home runs, he hustles continuously𠅏or the logical reason that for much of his life he was small. He weighed only 130 pounds during his first year of high school football and was a mere 155 at graduation, too small for big league baseball in the judgment of many scouts. He developed the habit of playing hard when he was small because it was his only means of attracting notice. As a result, he knows no other way to play. "I didn&apost start growing until I was 19," he says. "My whole family matured late." And, he adds, stayed young longer than most people his father played semipro football in Cincinnati when he was in his 40s. Now that Rose has established that he is a big man, his next project is to convince people that he is a young one as well. In a telephone conversation with Reds Vice-Chairman Bob Howsam after No. 3,000, Rose advised his boss, "Now, Bob, don&apost you go out and sign no young third baseman for a couple of years."

To Rose&aposs good friend and teammate Joe Morgan, it is neither statistics, age nor size that is the true measure of Rose. It is the man&aposs spirit. "The statistics are not that important to me when I think of Pete," Morgan said on the epochal Friday. "You have to think first of what he is, what he has meant to baseball. I have never seen anyone come to the park with his enthusiasm, determination and desire. It&aposs like every day is opening day. I don&apost know of anyone else who&aposs like this. I know I&aposm not. Pete is something special. He has everyone&aposs respect. And he&aposd have it even if he hit only .220. Maybe that&aposs why I&aposm not so enthused over this 3,000 thing𠅊nd, hey, 3,000 hits are a lot. Heck, I&aposve been enthused over Pete Rose for the seven years that I&aposve been here. He deserves fanfare for 3,000 hits, but he has deserved fanfare long before this."

The clubhouse was empty after the great event, except for Rose, who was finally changing out of his uniform, the last question answered, the last congratulation acknowledged. His wife Karolyn and 13-year-old daughter Fawn were being interviewed by a television person in the family waiting room adjacent to the Cincinnati clubhouse. Outside, a small boy in a miniature Reds uniform, complete with No. 14 and ROSE stitched on the back of the jersey, was playing a solitary game of catch against the stadium&aposs cement wall. He threw and chased the ball with a familiar verve, straining to reach for the crazy bouncers that the wall&aposs irregularity created. He never stopped, never tired.

"How do you feel about what your dad did tonight?" he was asked.

Little Pete turned, and his face lit up with a smile that was also familiar. "Happy," he said. And he threw the ball again, running it down after it popped out of his glove, happier playing than talking.

Call Bob Howsam. There may well be a young third baseman out there ready to take over. When the old man finally runs down, that is.


Pete Rose makes speaking stop at Hardin Valley Academy

By Ken Lay
Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader was in Knox County on Saturday, May 22 and he delighted fans with his stories and sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor.
Pete Rose, one of baseball’s living legends and the game’s last player-manager, made a stop in Knoxville and Hardin Valley Academy to speak at the Hawks baseball team’s postseason banquet.
His language was salty at times but that didn’t appear to trouble those who attended to hear Rose’s remarks as Cincinnati Reds jerseys and caps were prevalent at the commons and in the auditorium, with some Philadelphia Phillies gear and Montreal Expos swag sprinkled in the crowd.
Rose broke in with the Reds in 1963 and was later named the National League’s Most Valuable Player a decade later with Cincinnati.
What also didn’t appear to bother the baseball fans in attendance was that Rose was banished from baseball after it was discovered that he bet on baseball and the Reds while he was their manager.
Rose, during his playing days, was the player that made the game great. He was undersized but gave the game his all as he appeared in 17 All-Star Games, played in six World Series, winning three, and compiled 4,256 hits.
“Pete Rose was never the best athlete but he was always the best baseball player,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, who introduced Rose to the crowd.
Jacobs, a World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fans, thus he hated Rose growing up.
After being banned from baseball, Rose (who was known as Charlie Hustle during his playing days), became a regular on the public speaking circuit and in the WWE.
Rose first appeared in a skit with Jacobs (who wrestles under the stage name Cain).
“Pete Rose would have been a great bad guy in wrestling. I got to be in a bit with him when I was told to throw him on his head,” Jacobs recalled. “I hated him growing up as a Cardinals fan because he always beat us.
“But now, my feeling for him is nothing but respect.”
Rose, who has a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, also delighted the crowd as he remembered playing with and against some of the game’s greats.
Those players included Steve Carlton, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines, Tony Perez, Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Hank Aaron.
Rose said that the greatest baseball player of all time was Babe Ruth.
“Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player ever,” Rose said. “He did what Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky couldn’t. He sold out every game in every city where he went.
“He saved the game because this was after the (Chicago) Black Sox (gambling) scandal in 1919.”
Rose owns multiple career records including hits (4,256), singles (3,215), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and outs (10,328).
But the only record he said that really matters to him is that he is the winningest player in the history.
“I’ve been part of more wins than any other player,” Rose said. “When you play sports, play baseball, the only objective is to win. If you have kids and go to their games, if they win, you’re in a better mood going home.
“If they lose, you’re in a bad mood, and that’s the way it should be. If you’re not in any mood, you shouldn’t be going to the game and you shouldn’t watch.”

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1966 Topps #30

Some say Topps missed the mark a bit with their 1966 set, with less eye catching features than surrounding years. The card has a photo of Pete, bat in hand with a diagonal blue band across the top right corner with the team name. Under the photo is his name and position with a blue background. The whole card has a thin black line bordering it. Almost all of these cards are tilted, making properly centered ones hard to come by.


Hit king Pete Rose says he was offered football scholarship by Tennessee Vols in 1960

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Editor's note: An earlier version of the story said Rose played for the Chattanooga Lookouts. He did not.

Pete Rose is Major League Baseball&rsquos all-time hits leader (4,256).

Rose was banned from baseball after the 1989 season when he was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. It was discovered he bet on baseball.

Since his banishment from the game, Rose has been a regular on the public speaking circuit.

Rose appeared at Hardin Valley Academy&rsquos baseball banquet Saturday in Knoxville. He took part in a speaking engagement with Hardin Valley&rsquos players and coaching staff.

Rose also conducted a question-and-answer session with Hardin Valley coach Tyler Roach.

Rose told the crowd that football was his true athletic passion growing up. Rose noted he came to the University of Tennessee after the football team recruited him.

He also played in Knoxville during his time in the minor leagues.

Baseball legend Pete Rose poses with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, at Hardin Valley Academy’s baseball team’s annual fundraiser, at HVA, Saturday, May 22, 2021. (Photo: Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel)

&ldquoI&rsquove been in Knoxville before,&rdquo Rose said. &ldquoI played here and we beat their team to win the South Atlantic League championship.

&ldquoI also came to Tennessee in 1960 when I was offered a football scholarship. Thank God I didn&rsquot take that, because if I had, I wouldn&rsquot be sitting here talking to you tonight.&rdquo

Rose was National League Rookie of the Year (1963) and the league&rsquos Most Valuable Player (1973).

He also holds MLB records for games played (3,562), singles (3,215), at-bats (14,053) and outs (10,328).

The 17-time all-star won three World Series championships as a player for Cincinnati (1975-76) and one with Philadelphia (1980).


THE PETE ROSE CASE: MAN IN THE NEWS The Legend of Charlie Hustle: Peter Edward Rose

Above all else, above his many records and his few clashes with opponents in the heat of ball games and the early charges of his ''hot-dogging,'' Pete Rose was known for his devotion to baseball.

In 24 seasons as a major league player -he retired in 1986 - the Cincinnati Reds' manager earned the nickname that Whitey Ford bestowed on him when the Yankee pitcher saw the Cincinnati Reds' rookie second baseman in spring training of 1963. Ford saw Rose run to first base on a walk - before this, ballplayers had taken ''walk'' literally - and saw him charge around the bases, and race into the dugout at the end of an inning. ''That,'' observed Ford, ''is Charlie Hustle.''

Nearly a quarter of a century later, at age 44, Rose was still hustling: on Sept. 11, 1985, his single to left field off Eric Show of San Diego was the 4,192d hit of his career, breaking the record for the number of career hits in the big leagues set by the legendary Ty Cobb, a record that had stood for 57 years and that some had once considered unapproachable.

Rose was born in Cincinnati on April 14, 1941, and graduated from Western Hills High School there. He was such a local hero that, after he broke Cobb's record, a street adjoining Riverfront Stadium was renamed in his honor, Pete Rose Way.

''Iɽ go through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball,'' he once said. One Way to Play

When he crashed into Bud Harrelson of the Mets to try to break up a double play in the National League championship series in 1973, the collision started a bench-clearing melee.

But perhaps the 1970 All Star Game best exemplified Rose's style of play. When he slammed into Ray Fosse at home plate, he was severely criticized by some for unnecessarily rough play, especially in an exhibition. The incident occurred in the 12th inning of a tie game, there were two out and Rose's run decided the game.

Fosse was injured on the play, and Rose said he was sorry about that, but he defended himself. ''I don't know any other way to play baseball,'' Rose said, 'ɾxcept to win.''

Rose's baseball records for hitting and fielding and longevity are numerous. They include career major league records for most games played, 3,562 most times at bat, 14,053 most seasons of 200 hits or more, 10, and the National League record for longest consecutive hitting streak, 44 games, in 1978.

'ɺnd I'm the winningest player in the history of sports,'' Rose has said about his records. He is at least the winningest player in the history of baseball, having played in 1,972 victories, more than anyone else, with three major league clubs, the Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Montreal Expos. He also led the National League in batting three times.

But Rose's love for the game and his drive to be a winning player may be seen in another record: Rose is the only player in major league history to play more than 500 games at five positions: first base, second base, third base, left field and right field.

In his 16 appearances in All Star Games, he started at as many as five different positions.

And even before his problems relating to charges or questions concerning gambling and tax evasion, some of Rose's off-the-field activities often resulted in as many headlines as his playing did.

When the Reds, for whom he had played from the start of his career, decided after 1977 not to pay him the money he thought he deserved, he shopped himself from team to team. Some thought this unseemly behavior, but Rose wound up signing a four-year, $2.98-million contract with the Phillies, then one of the largest playing contracts in baseball. Pushed an Umpire

Last year, he was involved in a pushing incident with an umpire, Dave Pallone. A. Bartlett Giammati, then the president of the National League, suspended Rose for 30 days and fined him $10,000. Rose said he believed this was too harsh a penalty, but would not protest because he trusted in the integrity and importance of the league president's office.

Rose was involved several years ago in a paternity suit in which he admitted fathering a child out of wedlock. And his divorce from his first wife, Karolyn, was stormy.

When he was served with divorce papers in a New York hotel when the team was playing here in September 1978, Rose was asked how that would affect his play.

''Iɽ rather go through a divorce hitting .320 than hitting .220,'' he said, And he was hitting .320 at the time.

The focus of his life, then, remained baseball and, it was widely believed, gambling at race tracks. More Family Problems

A magazine article last spring painted him as an uncaring parent. In fact, his and Karolyn's daughter, Fawn, said in the article, ''He is the world's worst father.'' And their son, Pete Jr., said that his father was always hard to reach. So hard, in fact, that he didn't have his father's phone number and had to reach Rose through Rose's agent, Reuven Katz, the article said.

Rose defended that by saying his daughter's quote was 11 years old and was said when he was divorcing her mother. ''Just last month,'' he said recently, ''I bought Fawn a Mercedes. I think I'm a great father.'' And Pete Jr., now a third baseman in the Baltimore Orioles' minor league chain, came to his father's defense on national television when asked about the magazine article.

Rose is remarried, to Carol Woliung, and they have two children, a 4-year-old son, Tyler, named in memory of Ty Cobb, and a daughter, Cara, who was born Tuesday.

Rose is in his fifth full season as manager of the Reds. He took over as player-manager in 1984 when the team finished fifth. The Reds under Rose finished second in each of the next four seasons.

This season, with a rash of injuries to key players, as well as, some contend, the publicity over his personal problems, the team went from first place earlier in the year to 12 games out of first place in the National League West.

Until his recent problems, Rose had appeared certain to be named to the Baseball Hall of Fame as soon as he was eligible, which would be in 1992. There is a question, however, whether his gambling activities would negatively influence the hall's electorate.


MLB roundtable: What's the most unbreakable record in baseball history?

The 2020 Major League Baseball season is on indefinite hiatus because of the threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training was shut down in March and Opening Day has been pushed back indefinitely. When will baseball return? No one knows for sure, though MLB hopes it will be early July .

Between now and Opening Day my fellow CBS Sports MLB scribes and I will bring you a weekly roundtable breaking down, well, pretty much anything. The latest news, a historical question, thoughts about the future of baseball, all sorts of stuff. Last week we discussed pro athletes in other sports we'd like to see try baseball . Now on to this week's roundtable.

What is the most unbreakable record in baseball history?

R.J. Anderson: Complete games in a season. I'm not even talking about the all-time record (Will White's 75), but the Integration Era record of 33 set by Robin Roberts in 1953. Last season, the league leaders tied with three complete games apiece. Maybe, at some point in the distant future, the pendulum will swing from its current bullpen-heavy ways and pitchers will be allowed to again work deeper into games. I'm skeptical that baseball will ever return to the days where pitchers are throwing complete games in every start. As such, Roberts' record seems about as safe as they get. (And don't even think about White's.)

Matt Snyder: I think there are a pretty large number of unbreakable records.

  • Cal Ripken played in 2,632 consecutive games. That's more than 16 seasons without missing a game. That's never going to happen again.
  • Cy Young's 511 career wins is ridiculously safe.
  • The active leader in triples is Dexter Fowler with 82. The career record is 309 (Sam Crawford). It's hard to see anyone getting to that. The single-season record of 36 (Chief Wilson, 1912) is probably not getting close to being touched ever again.
  • I don't think we're very likely to ever see Barry Bonds' season mark of 73 homers fall and his 762 career home runs are probably safe as well.
  • The single-season batting average record is .440 (Hugh Duffy, 1894). Ty Cobb's career mark of .366 seems untouchable as well.
  • A pitcher would have to average more than 285 strikeouts per season for 20 years to get to Nolan Ryan's 5,714.

But I think it's the većina unbreakable is complete games, as R.J. mentioned. The 75 in a single season simply aren't possible. Cy Young's 749 in his career are completely out of the realm of possibility, too. Similarly, we could throw in innings pitched. Will White's 680 in 1879 and Cy Young's career mark is 7,356.

Dayn Perry: Yeah, to repeat the general point, so many of these pitcher records from the pre-World War II era will never be approached. It's hard to peg the most unbreakable one, but I'll highlight Walter Johnson's 110 career shutouts. To put that in perspective, the active leader in career shutouts is Clayton Kershaw with 15. To put that in further perspective all of MLB over the last four seasons has 108 shutouts thrown by one pitcher (as opposed to team shutouts). That covers a span of almost 20,000 pitcher starts. Johnson racked up his 110 shutouts in 666 starts. Modern pitcher usage means this record will never be sniffed unless the game undergoes unimaginable changes.

Katherine Acquavella: Good points were brought up regarding some of the pitching records that will likely never fall. I'll switch course and bring up a record on the offensive side that I don't think we'll see be broken in our lifetimes. Pete Rose's MLB all-time hits record of 4,256 hits. Yes, there's the Ichiro Suzuki technicality with him achieving 4,367 total between Japan and MLB but, we'll just go off of what MLB currently recognizes.

Just to reach a total of 4,000 hits, a player has to get 200 hits/season for 20 straight years. And in baseball, there's only been two players to reach the 4K hits mark: Rose and Ty Cobb. As of now, the closest active players to Rose's hits record are Albert Pujols (age 40, 3,202 hits) and Miguel Cabrera (age 37, 2,815 hits). The last season where all of the top-10 hitters reached the 200 mark was back in 1937. Last season, just two players amassed 200 hits (Whit Merrifield and Rafael Devers).

Mike Axisa: The "correct" answer is almost certainly one of those pre-World War II pitching records like Cy Young's 511 wins or 7,356 innings, or maybe Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,632 consecutive games played. Hard to see that ever getting beat.

For the sake of variety, I'll go with the intentional walks records, both single season and career. Barry Bonds was intentionally walked 688 times in his career, more than any other two players combined (Albert Pujols is second with 311 and Stan Musial is third with 298). The all-time single-season intentional walks leaderboard is laughable:

  1. Barry Bonds, 2004: 120
  2. Barry Bonds, 2002: 68
  3. Barry Bonds, 2003: 61
  4. Willie McCovey, 1969: 45
  5. Albert Pujols, 2009: 44

There are only three other instances in history of a player being intentionally walked at least 40 times in a season: Bonds was given a free pass 43 times in 1993 and 2007, and McCovey was intentionally walked 40 times in 1970. Cody Bellinger was intentionally walked an MLB-leading 21 times last season and the Dodgers and Phillies tied for the lead with 47 intentional walks as a team. No player will ever be intentionally walked 100-plus times again. An entire team may never again reach 100.

The intentional walk still has its uses with the National League, particularly when there's traffic on the bases and the pitcher is on deck, otherwise it is a dying strategy. There were only 753 intentional walks last season -- the 2019 Astros became the first team ever to issue zero intentional walks during the regular season -- the fewest since 1961, the final year of the 154-game schedule in the NL (AL teams played 162 games that year). Teams don't like giving out free baserunners and I don't see any player ever getting the Bonds treatment. Plus, with the DH likely coming to the National League at some point, intentional walks will come down for good. No one's ever catching Barry.


Top 10 Pete Rose Baseball Cards

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10. 1976 Topps Pete Rose #240

Many of the cards on this list are from Pete's first few years in the majors, but he has some great baseball cards from his later years as well. His 1976 Topps card is one of those options from later in his career. With an intense stare, Rose looks directly at the camera while wearing his flip-down sunglasses commonly used by outfielders of the time.

9. 1969 Topps Pete Rose #424

Cards devoted to The Sporting News All-Star selections, including Rose, returned again in the 1969 Topps set and the bright green and yellow design for the National League players was a welcome addition to one of the more basic Topps designs of the 1960s.

8. 1966 Topps Pete Rose #30

Along with the 1966 Topps Pete Rose base card, which is his only appearance in that particular set, Rose also had a card (if you can call it a card) in the Topps Rub-Offs release that let kids apply his face on their bodies as a temporary tattoo.

7. 1977 Topps Pete Rose #277

If there is one Pete Rose card that personifies his "Charlie Hustle" mentality, it would likely be the 1977 Topps card that honors the 1976 National League Championship series between the Reds and Phillies. The card is framed perfectly with Rose running as hard as he always did while the outfielder attempts the relay throw.

6. 1974 Topps Pete Rose #300

One of my personal favorite Rose cards is his 1974 Topps base card. There is just something great about featuring the future hit king squaring around to bunt the ball for a possible sacrifice. Collectors can also find a batting leader card with Rose and Rod Carew in this set.

5. 1965 Topps Pete Rose #207

Pete Rose's only appearance in a Topps product in 1965 is his base card from the flagship set. Rose's popularity with collectors can be illustrated by the fact that even ungraded versions of this third-year card can command prices at $100 and up at auction.

4. 1967 Topps Pete Rose #430

For casual collectors, the 1967 Topps Pete Rose card might appear to be an error as he is featured holding the bat from the left while his two previous Topps cards showed him swinging from the right side. Pete Rose, of course, was a skilled switch-hitter, which might help explain part of his tremendous ability.

3. 2012 Panini Prime Cuts Pete Rose Autograph

As many collectors know, the baseball marketplace has no shortage of Pete Rose autographs. If you are considering adding a signed card to your collection, there are a few points to consider. Those looking for a Topps autograph will have to go the route of an in-person or through-the-mail version as Rose has no Topps certified autographs except for the WWE Undisputed card previously noted. The Pete Rose sets from Leaf offer several options and many at budget-friendly prices. If you have more funds to play with, on-card autographs are a more appealing choice and there are great examples in some of Panini's high-end releases like 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts.

2. 1964 Topps Pete Rose #125

With the reality that the top card on this list is not financially feasible for many collectors, those on a limited budget can look to the 1964 Topps Pete Rose card as a solid alternative. The second-year card is a great-looking option with a huge All-Star Rookie Cup featured prominently in honor of his Rookie of the Year season.

1. 1963 Topps Pete Rose, Ken McMullen, Pedro Gonzalez, Al Weis RC #537

While 1963 Topps is a popular set with vintage collectors, the value of the Pete Rose rookie card accounts for about a third of the set's value. The card, which is in the high-numbered final series, has also been one of the most counterfeited modern cards. If you are considering picking up this card, it is best to stick with a graded version from a reputable grading service and preferably a card you can hold and examine in-hand.


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