Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/4/12
Forty-two years later, and Ray Fosse still vividly remembers the All-Star moment that robbed him of the opportunity of an impact big-league career. But as much as the jarring hit he took from Pete Rose at a play at home plate, what eats at Fosse more than four decades later is that Rose has chosen to create the image that it was a hard-nosed play among two guys who were such good friends they had been out until the wee hours of the morning of that game in Cincinnati. In baseball lore, it has become a play that is often cited to underscore the hard-nosed way Rose played the game, a game-ending collision at home plate that allowed the National League to pull out a 5-4, 12-inning victory at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, Rose's home park. Fosse, however, doesn't remember it that way. He doesn't come out and call it a cheap shot, but the insinuation is there, along with the disgust of how Rose portrayed what happened the night before the game. But let's start with what happened d...
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