Today in Sports History: September 11

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 1985, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds recorded his 4,192th career hit. He eclipsed Ty Cobb’s record and became the MLB leader in all time hits. Rose finished his career with 4,256 hits and still holds the record today. The record won’t be touched anytime soon, as the closest active player, Albert Pujols, needs over 1,000 more hits to break it. During his 24 seasons in the MLB,  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. 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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