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1984 Headline: Pete Rose Returns To Cincinnati!!!

1984 Headline: Pete Rose Returns To Cincinnati!!!

When this headline hit the papers 25+ years ago I am pretty certain that the feeling in the Cincinnati area was one of sheer joy!!!

A former baseball star was coming back to the city to once again play for and now manage the team that he helped become one of baseball’s greatest dynasties.

What a ride Pete took Reds’ fans on once he came back to the team.  From making history by becoming the game’s all-time hits leader to being banished from the game for gambling.

No matter how you look at it and how you feel about Pete Rose today, you must admit that this was a historic day for the sport back in 1984!!!

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #240 – Pete Rose

1976 Topps Cincinnati Reds Teams Set – Card #240 – Pete Rose

Pete Rose was the epitome of offense for most of his playing days.  An absolute menace both at the plate and on the bases, Rose drove his opposition crazy.  And coupled with his top-notch skills as a hitter, Rose was the ignition that kept the Cincinnati Reds firing on all cylinders.

Rose played 24 seasons in the big leagues, spending 19 of them in Cincinnati.  The game’s all-time hits leader, Rose amassed over 3,300 hits with the club while also scoring 1700+ runs for the team.  During his days with the Reds, Rose was selected as an All-star 13 times while collecting 2 Gold Glove awards.  He was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1963 while winning the Most Valuable Player award ten seasons later in 1973.

Rose made it to the World Series four times with the Reds.  He was part of both championship winning teams in 1975 & 1976.

1984 Fleer ‘Reds Reunited’ Starring Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Pete Rose

1984 Fleer ‘Reds Reunited’ Starring Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Pete Rose

Cards like this are so much fun.  Even if the guys are wearing Phillies’ uniforms…

1984 Headline: Pete Rose Returns To Cincinnati!!!

When this headline hit the papers 25 years ago I am pretty certain that the feeling in the Cincinnati area was one of sheer joy!!!

A former baseball star was coming back to the city to once again play for and now manage the team that he helped become one of baseball’s greatest dynasties.

What a ride Pete took Reds’ fans on once he came back to the team.  From making history by becoming the game’s all-time hits leader to being banished from the game for gambling. 

No matter how you look at it and how you feel about Pete Rose today, you must admit that this was a historic day for the sport back in 1984!!!

1984 Headline: Pete Rose Returns To Cincinnati!!!

When this headline hit the papers 25 years ago I am pretty certain that the feeling in the Cincinnati area was one of sheer joy!!!

A former baseball star was coming back to the city to once again play for and now manage the team that he helped become one of baseball’s greatest dynasties.

What a ride Pete took Reds’ fans on once he came back to the team.  From making history by becoming the game’s all-time hits leader to being banished from the game for gambling. 

No matter how you look at it and how you feel about Pete Rose today, you must admit that this was a historic day for the sport back in 1984!!!

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Pete Rose Used To Be A Great Spokesman For Baseball

It’s a shame that a guy who accomplished so much on the baseball diamond is no longer a part of this great sport.   I love Pete Rose, and I support any movement to get him back into baseball at any capacity possible.

During his great career he was a great spokesman for the sport.  Just 1 example of that can be seen here: