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Pete Rose Ties Ty Cobb

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Pete Rose was not supposed to be in the lineup against the Cubs on Sept. 8, 1985, but scheduled starting pitcher Steve Trout had a bicycle accident the evening before the game. Trout injured his pitching shoulder and was scratched.

Pete Rose preferred to have Tony Perez play first base against left handers, but when right-hander Reggie Patterson was announced as the Cubs' starter, Reds' playing manager Rose put himself into the starting lineup.

 

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