87MLBThe Hit King
Date / Sep 11, 1985
Location / Riverfront Stadium | Cincinnati, Ohio
Moment / In front of a packed crowd in his home stadium, The Reds' Pete Rose hit a single in the first inning of a game against the San Diego Padres. That hit was the 4,192nd of Rose's career, breaking Ty Cobb's long-standing record for most career hits. Rose’s teammates all came out of the dugout to celebrate, and Rose was presented a new Corvette, with the license plate “PR 4192.”
Impact / Rose would finish his career with 4,256 hits, which is still an MLB record, with no real challenger in sight. The closest active player is Alex Rodriguez, who has 3,070 hits and is 39 years old.