Pete Rose Autographed "Hit King" 8x10 Photo Display
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
In the 1960's Pete Rose was a brash rookie who turned the derisive nickname "Charlie Hustle" into a badge of honor. Said Rose, "Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper." In the 1970's he won World Series titles as part of Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine," an MVP award, and challenged the greatest record in baseball history - DiMaggio's consecutive game hitting streak. And in the 1980's he became the most prolific hitter in history, managed his hometown team, and was banished from baseball and the Baseball Hall of Fame for his gambling indiscretions. Through it all Pete Rose maintained his station at the top of baseball headlines, setting the all-time major league record for most hits (4,256) and games played (3,562). On September 11, 1985, Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb's career hit record and officially became "The Hit King." A sellout crowd at Riverfront Stadium and a national television audience watched Rose hit a first inning line drive on a 2-1 slider from Eric Show for hit No. 4,192. This 8x10 photograph from that historic moment (check out the Padres' Steve Garvey standing behind Rose!) is hand-signed by Pete. Then we went to work creating an SGA Exclusive "Hit King" display that you won't find anywhere else, offered with both red and white matting and a custom plate describing this historic moment. OR YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN PLATE! Just a great piece of baseball history that also makes the perfect gift for any baseball fan!