1963 Headline: Pete Rose’s Debut A Hit. 2, Actually!!
On this day back in 1963, Pete Rose made his major league debut during Spring Training for the Cincinnati Reds.
The game’s all-time hits king established himself early as he collected two hits in two at-bats against the Chicago White Sox. And although nobody, except maybe for Pete, would have predicted what was going to follow over the next 24 big league seasons, it is very clear based on his debut performance that at the age of 22 Pete Rose had big league skills!!