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The Baseball Cards of Tony Oliva

The 1963 Topps set is most famous for Pete Rose’s rookie card, but this is a really good card too…all four players on this card (including the newly inducted Tony Oliva) went on to excellent Major League careers, with each man playing in over 1000 MLB games and hitting more than 100 home runs. In 1971 Oliva appeared in one of the first 3-D card sets ever made, for Kellogg...
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Today in History: The First And Only Pete Rose Grand Slam

On July 18, 1964, Cinncinati Reds Hall of Famer Pete Rose hit his career’s only grand slam in a 14-4 home victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Rose’s grand slam was hit off a pitch thrown by Dallas Green in the fifth inning. John Tsitouris, Steve Boros and Leo Cardenas were the lucky ones on base when Rose came up to bat.  Green came in to relieve Ray Culp, who took the...
Via Grandstand University
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Dear Bud Selig and MLB: It’s Time for Pete Rose

Dear Mr. Selig, It’s time. It’s time to put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame. It’s time for the All-Time hits leader to be recognized as such in a museum devoted to recording the best baseball has to offer. What do I say to my son when we go to the Hall of Fame and he asks me “Daddy, who’s the All-Time hits leader and why don’t I see his plaque?” Pete Rose bet on baseball...
Via FF Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose Absolutely Kills It on Radio Show

Someone get this guy a podcast.  Now. Earlier this week, on the eve of the Major League All-Star Game, Pete Rose was in New York and stopped by “The Opie and Anthony Show” and, believe it or not…it didn’t take long to get into the Hall of Fame chatter. “Where you at with the Hall of Fame these days?” Rose was asked nearly right out the gate. “It’s in Cooperstown...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig: Pete Rose might have role in 2015 All-Star Game

With the book closed on the 2014 All-Star Game, folks in Cincinnati are already gearing up for the next one in 2015, which will be played inside the cozy corridors of Great American Ball Park.Of course, what would a Cincinnati Midsummer Classic be without the presence of baseball's all-time hit king and hometown hero, Pete Rose? Considering Rose's lifetime ban from baseball...
Via Redlegs Review
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rose: A-Rod needs to be told how good he is on 'daily basis'

The always-animated Pete Rose did not disappoint in an interview that aired on Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday. Meyers broached a number of subjects with the Reds great, including Rose's day managing an Independent League team, who he sees as the best baseball player of all-time and his thoughts on the state of the game today. On embattled New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PETE still sees world through ROSE colored glasses

The tragic life of Peter Edward Rose continues to unfold in front of baseball fans both young and old. The sport’s All-Time Hits Leader is still looking for a way to return to the game where he made, and then tarnished his name. One of his patented methods, convince Major League Baseball that his sin was not a bad as those players who used performance-enhancing drugs. The annual...
Via 110 Nation Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. The career hits leader generally is not allowed in any areas of major league ballparks not open to fans. But the former Reds star was allowed to participate in baseball's All-Century team ceremony at Atlanta's Turner Field during the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Saberhagen remains adamant that Rose should be in Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bret Saberhagen hasn't changed his mind. It's a travesty, the former Royals great believes, that baseball's all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, isn't in the Hall of Fame. In 2006, when Saberhagen was entering his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, he felt so strongly about the issue that he told me that if somehow he would be voted into the Hall...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose manages minor league team

It’s been 25 years since Pete Rose managed a big league game.  Monday…all that changed.  Kinda. Sure, it isn’t exactly the Major Leagues, but thanks to the independent league Bridgeport Bluefish, the Hit King was back in baseball.  Even if just for a night. “I’m not doing this to impress anybody to try to be reinstated.  I don’t know that this would make Bud Selig...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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