MLB All-Time Hit Leader
Pete Rose enjoyed a 24 year baseball career. He is one of the most talked about players in baseball history, with an all-time career record of 4,256 hits. On his way to being the All Time Hit leader Rose, in the spring of 1963 became the National League Rookie of the Year with 17 of 20 votes. He holds three National League batting titles, hit .300 nine consecutive seasons and was named MVP in the 1975 World Series. He holds the National League record as the only player to play 500 or more games at each of five positions.
Rose was nicknamed “Charlie Hustle” for his aggressive style of play. This type of play earned him 17 All-Star Game appearances and in 1979 “Sporting News” named him Player of the Decade. On September 11, 1985 Rose surpassed legend Ty Cobb to become the All Time Hits Leader.
Rose has continued his campaign to be reinstated into baseball after a lifelong ban. Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars tells the story through his eyes.