Pete Rose is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and outs (10,328). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B & 1B).
This is Pete Rose. Although he was kicked out of baseball for gambling, he never once used steroids and is considered on of the greats of baseball. In an overlooking perspective, while he may not be a perfect roll model, thats human nature and I believe his accomplishments (not using steroids) should be talked about and discussed with the younger generations much more than it currently is.
Pete Rose follows through on the swing that gave him 4,192 hits, one more than Ty Cobb for No. 1 on baseball's list. The historic single came on Sept.11,1985, at old Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Since his banishment from baseball in 1989, Rose has been unable to gain admission to the Hall of Fame.