On This Date 9/11/1985

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With a first-inning single off Eric Show of the San Diego Padres, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds becomes baseball’s all-time hit king. The base hit is the 4,192nd of Rose’s career. The previous record of 4,191 hits was held by Ty Cobb. Pete Rose gets a prolonged ovation and embraces his song Pete Rose Jr. After getting the record-breaking hit at Riverfront Stadium. Pete Rose would retire in 1986 with 4,256 hits.

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