Pete Rose Autographed Bat w/ "Hit King" Inscription
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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 Rawlings "Big Stick" Engraved Bat is hand-signed by Pete and includes his special "Hit King" inscription. The bat is available with a customized case that commemorates Pete's accomplishments and includes Reds logos. Or you can even create your own plate! The case has a wood base, UV-protective glass, mirrored bottom and bat stands. A great collectible from baseball's true "Hit King."