I want this to be the number on my paycheck. I want this to be the number of Andre Dawson baseball cards that I own. Hell, I would even take this number as a lottery prize.
Instead, I count this number as the single greatest individual accomplishment in baseball!!!
On this day in 1985, Pete Rose broke the Major League record for most career hits with 4,192.
I remember watching this game live on TV with my dad when I was just 9 years old. Before the Internet and before Sportscenter became a mainstream media outlet, people tuned into games like this to witness history. Both my dad and I joined the packed stadium and gave Rose a standing ovation as he became the greatest hitter baseball had ever seen.
Happy Anniversary to ‘Charlie Hustle’!!!