Today in Sports History: September 24

By Jonah Sharf

On September 24, 1979, the legendary Pete Rose recorded his 200th hit of the season, making it the 10th and final season in which he reached the mark in his career. With his 10th season of 200 or more hits, he passed Ty Cobb for the most such seasons. The record has only been matched by Ichiro Suzuki for the Mariners, who had 200 hits in 10 consecutive seasons. Rose was known as one of the greatest hitters of all time, as well as one of the most versatile players ever—he was a switch hitter and he made 17 All-Star appearances at five different positions.

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