Today in Sports History: August 10

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 1981, Pete Rose, then of the Philadelphia Phillies, recorded his 3,631 career hit to break the Major League Baseball hit record previously held by Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals. Rose still holds the record today after finishing his career with a total of 4,256 hits. However, Pete Rose proved himself to be much more than just a hitter, his versatility as a player earned him 17 All Star appearances at five positions including first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, left fielder, and right fielder. The legendary Rose won the Golden Glove twice as an outfielder and is a three- time World Series champion. Rose ended his career with the team he found the most success with, the Cincinnati Reds. One of the last player-managers, Rose retired in 1986 and continued to manage the Reds until 1989.

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