For the record: Peter Edward Rose

All of the talk about Bud Selig and if he would consider reinstating Pete Rose got me thinking about the Hit King. Whether or not you believe Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame, it is impossible to argue with his performance on the field. The numbers he posted and records he holds are simply amazing.

He is the best and most consistent contact hitter in the history of the game.

  • 4,256 Major League record for most career hits
  • 3,215 Major League record for most singles
  • 10 Major League record for most seasons of 200 or more hits
  • 23 Major League record for most seasons of 100 or more hits
  • 5,752 Major League record for most total bases by a switch hitter
  • 2,165 National League record for most career runs
  • 746 National League record for most career doubles
  • 10 National League record for most games with 5 or more hits
  • 44 Modern National League record for longest consecutive game hitting streak
  • 7 Modern National League record for most consecutive game hitting streaks of 20 or more games
To compile such incredible offensive statistics, you need to have a tremendous love and burning desire to play the game.
  • 3,562 Major League record for most games played
  • 1,972 Major League record for playing in most winning games
  • 14,053 Major League record for most at-bats
  • 17 Major League record for most seasons with 150 or more games played
  • 23 Major League record for most seasons with 100 or more games played
  • 17 Major League record for most seasons with 600 or more at-bats
  • 24 National League record for most years played

Rose is also the only player in Major League history to play more than500 games at 5 different positions.

  • 939 at 1B
  • 671 in LF
  • 634 at 3B
  • 628 at 2B
  • 595 in RF

 

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