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Pete Rose Was Considered a Great Guy

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Pete Rose won the 1973 National League Batting Title with a .338 average. He had 230 hits: 181 singles, 36 doubles, eight triples, and five home runs.

Pete Rose was a singles hitter who was proud of that fact.


Pete Rose is the Most Valuable Player

When Jack Lang of the Baseball Writers' Association of America called Pete Rose to inform him that he was the National League's Most Valuable Player, Pete let out an exultant cry of delight.

"This rounds out my career," Rose said. "The nice part of my getting the MVP is that it proves you don't have to be a home run hitter to win."

Pete Rose demonstrated that singles hitters could sometimes be more effective than home r...

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