I don’t know how THIS highlight from 1970’s baseball eluded me when I was running my “Highlights from the 70’s” thread a while back, but it just hit me the other day: Pete Rose collecting his 3000th hit on May 5th, 1978 against the Montreal Expos.
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Of course Rose would charge right through 3000 hits and head for 4000,
eventually overtaking Ty Cobb for the all-time hits total with 4256.
The man was a machine!
One of the all-time greats, it’s a shame his career has been marred by
all the gambling B.S., which personally shouldn’t keep a guy like Rose
out of the Hall.