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He didn’t make the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose has joined the elite ranks of History in Vogue:
This piece, number 63 in our edition of 198 “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” pieces, is centered around an autographed photo of Bob Friend, the pitcher who threw Pete Rose’s first hit on 4-13-63. The focus, however, is that of the career of Pete Rose, nicknamed “Charlie Hustle.” Bill has assembled an impressive array of mementos with which to illustrate Rose’s impressive career and its highlights.
The first card is dated 1963 and features Pete as the All Star Rookie. Next up is a 1986 card (year of retirement as an active player).
The card mounted with the autographed First Day Cover is 1978 along with the postmark of may 5, 1978 which was the date Rose collected his 3,000th career hit.
Also featured is a lifetime achievement pin, 4,526 hits from 1963-1986.
Finally, the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” first day of issue stamp and postmark are what ensures this limited status paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the song we all associate with the American pastime of Baseball.
Pete Rose has a lifetime Batting Average of .303 making him a natural to be included in History in Vogue‘s Take Me Out to the Ballgame edition.
Pete Rose’s Records and achievements
- Major League records:
- Most career hits – 4,256
- Most career outs – 10,328
- Most career games played – 3,562
- Most career at bats – 14,053
- Most career singles – 3,215
- Most career runs by a switch hitter – 2,165
- Most career doubles by a switch hitter – 746
- Most career walks by a switch hitter – 1,566
- Most career total bases by a switch hitter – 5,752
- Most seasons of 200 or more hits – 10
- Most consecutive seasons of 100 or more hits – 23
- Most consecutive seasons with 600 or more at bats – 13 (1968-1980)
- Most seasons with 600 at bats – 17
- Most seasons with 150 or more games played – 17
- Most seasons with 100 or more games played – 23
- Record for playing in the most winning games – 1,972
- Only player in major league history to play more than 500 games at five different positions – 1B (939), LF (671), 3B (634), 2B (628), RF (595)
- National League records:
- Most years played – 24
- Most consecutive years played – 24
- Most career runs – 2,165
- Most career doubles – 746
- Most career games with 5 or more hits – 10
- Modern (post-1900) record for longest consecutive game hitting streak – 44
- Modern record for most consecutive hitting streaks of 20 or more games – 7
- NL MVP Award (1973)
- NL Rookie of the Year Award (1963)
- 17 All-Star selections
- Three World Series rings (1975, 1976, 1980)
- World Series MVP Award (1975)
- Two Gold Glove Awards (1969 and 1970, both as an outfielder)
- Roberto Clemente Award (1976)
- The Sporting News Player of the Year (1968)
- The Sporting News Sportsman of the Year (1985)
- The Sporting News Player of the Decade (1970s)
#11 of 198, Ryne Sandberg kicks off our “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” edition of 198 pieces commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the song’s birth.
Included in this loaded piece are the USPS first-day-issue stamp and Washington, DC postmark dated July 18, 2008 commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, and custom-matted and framed is a March 16, 1992 edition of Sports Illustrated (color, readable article is included), an originally autographed (COA also included) Upper Deck Baseball Heroes card #15 of 99 which celebrates his home run record, a 2006 comeback pin #0446 of 5000 AND a Hall of Fame induction postmark (the year Sandberg’s number was retired) of Cooperstown, NY dated July 31, 2005.
Hard-backed, all of the provenance items will be included in a sleeve and your piece is ready to hang! The ultimate Ryne Sandberg tribute, ever.
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