» August 30, 1905: Ty Cobb makes his ML debut, doubling off Jack Chesbro, as Detroit defeats New York, 53. The 2-bagger is the first of his 4,191 hits, a record topped by Pete Rose with 4,256 in 1986.
» April 24, 1962:
In a South Atlantic League game at Macon, the Peaches beat Greenville, 325. Peaches 2B Pete Rose is 6-for-8 with a home run, triple and six RBIs. Seven Spinner pitchers walked 19 batters, as the Peaches batted around four times.
» September 2, 1962: Stan Musial's 3,516th hit jumps him over Tris Speaker and into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb, but the Mets beat the Cards 43. Although The Man will continue on to 3,630 hits, he cannot overtake Cobb and, in time, Pete Rose and Hank Aaron will surpass him as well.
» March 10, 1963: In Tampa, non-roster player Pete Rose makes his first appearance with the Reds, doubling twice in two at bats against the White Sox. Rose enters in the 9th inning, and hits in the 11th and 14th, scoring the game's only run.
» April 9, 1963:
Pete Rose walks in his 1st at bat, but has no hits in the game, a 52 Reds win over the Pirates.
» April 13, 1963: After 11 hitless at bats, Cincinnati 2B Pete Rose records his first ML hit, a triple off Pittsburgh's Bob Friend. Increased enforcement of the balk rule produces a major-league record seven in the Pirates' 124 trouncing at Cincinnati. Friend is called for four balks.
» May 3, 1963:
The Reds Pete Rose hits his first ML homer, connecting off Cards ace Ernie Broglio.
» July 3, 1963:
At Houston, the Reds John Tsitouris allows just two hits in beating Houston, 21. Cincy collects just two hits in the win, scoring the first run on Johnny Edwards homer and the 2nd when Rusty Staub misses a pickoff throw from Hal Woodeshick and Pete Rose scores from 1B.
» September 2, 1963:
At the Polo Grounds, Pete Rose hits the first pitch of the game from Jay Hook for a homer. It's the only score as the Reds win, 10. Jim Maloney strikes out 13 Mets in the win.
» September 29, 1963: On Stan Musial Day in St. Louis, The Man has two hits, giving him an National League career total of 3,630. His 1st hit is a 4th inning single past 2B Pete Rose. After his 2nd hit off Jim Maloney, driving in his 1,951st run, Musial retires for a pinch runner as 27,576 roar their approval. Rose has three hits in the game but the Cards beat the Reds in 14 innings 32.
» November 26, 1963: Cincinnati 2B Pete Rose is a landslide winner of National League Rookie of the Year honors, taking 17 of 20 votes.
» April 23, 1964: Houston's Ken Johnson becomes the first pitcher ever to hurl a 9-inning no-hitter and lose as Cincinnati wins 10. Two errors in the 9th, the second by 2B Nellie Fox on Vada Pinson's grounder, allows Pete Rose to score the only run. Joe Nuxhall wins with a 4-hitter.
» June 30, 1964: At Wrigley Field, the Reds Joey Jay allows just two hits but loses to the Cubs, 10. Larry Jackson does him one better, allowing just one hit and driving in the lone run with a single. Jackson's no hit bid is stopped in the 7th when Pete Rose singles.
» July 1, 1964:
At Crosley Field, the Reds score four runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the Cubs, 55. Pete Rose ends the game with a 10th inning homer.
» July 18, 1964:
The Reds Pete Rose hits the only grand slam of his career as he drives in six runs in the Reds' 144 home win against the Phillies. His grand slam is served up by Dallas Green.
» October 2, 1964:
With first place on the line, the Phils win 43 in Cincinnati with the help of their 3rd triple play of the season, and snap their 10-game loss streak. The Phils score four runs in the 8th off Jim O'Toole with the rally starting after a routine fly ball drops between Leo Cardenas and Pete Rose. Cardenas and O'Toole exchange angry words after the game and then start swinging. The 4th-place Giants stay in the chase when Bob Bolin shuts out the Cubs, 90.
» April 29, 1965: At Cincinnati, Pete Rose collects a homer, double and three singles as the Reds beat the Mets, 61.
» August 30, 1966: Pete Rose becomes the 12th in ML history to hit home runs left-and righthanded in one game, as the Reds win 64 over the Cards.
» August 2, 1967: With homers from both sides of the plate, Pete Rose leads the Reds to a 73 win over the Braves. It's a 2nd time for Rose.
» August 20, 1967:
At Fenway, Red Sox Reggie Smith joins the ranks of Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, and others by hitting home runs left- and righthanded in a game with California. Yaz adds two three-run homers, one in each game of the doubleheader. The Sox win the nitecap, 98 after trailing 80.
» August 25, 1967:
Houston's Don Wilson strikes out 10 Reds, including Pete Rose four times, but loses to Cincy, 21.
» June 18, 1968:
Pete Rose has three doubles and two singles as the Reds top the Braves, 75, in Atlanta.
» July 9, 1968: Appropriately, pitching dominates the All-Star Game. Willie Mays, playing in place of injured Pete Rose, tallies an unearned run in the first inning against American League starter Luis Tiant to complete the scoring for the daythe first All-Star effort to end 10. Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Ron Reed, and Jerry Koosman hold the AL to three hits.
» August 18, 1968: In the opener of a doubleheader at Wrigley Field, umpire Chris Pelekoudas calls three illegal pitches on Cubs P Phil Regan, twice allowing a retired batter to hit again. Pete Rose singles after a called 3rd strike. Pelekoudas can't find any evidence on Regan and bases his calls on "the flight of the ball." The Cubs, who lose both games, 21 and 63, protest the ump's calls. The next day Warren Giles meets with Cubs' officials and orders Pelekoudas to apologize to the church-going Regan, whom he calls a "fine Christian gentleman." However, at the ML winter meetings, the Rules Committee will further amend the spitball rule to allow an ump to call an illegal pitch based on the flight of the ball.
» September 29, 1968:
In a 30 loss to the Giants, the Reds Pete Rose goes 1-for-3 to take his first NL batting title with a .335 average. Rose was 5-for-5 yesterday against Gaylord Perry. Matty Alou goes 0-for-4 to finish at .332.
» November 13, 1968: Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win the National League MVP award. Fittingly in the year of the pitcher, it is the only year in which both MVPs are hurlers.
» April 7, 1969: Bill Singer of the Dodgers is credited with the first official save, as Los Angeles defeats Cincinnati 32, scoring once in the 2nd and twice in the 3rd off Gary Nolan. All the Cincy scoring came in the opening inning when Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan hit Don Drysdale's first two pitches for home runs. They'll hit leadoff homers again in August.
» June 9, 1969: After President Johnson declares this a national day of mourning in memory of the assassinated Robert Kennedy, the Reds' players threaten to boycott today's doubleheader with the Cardinals. Led by Milt Pappas and Vada Pinson, the team, by a slim majority, votes not to play. A very upset GM Bob Howsam and manager David Bristol call for nine volunteers to play. Pete Rose, Tommy Helms, and Jim Maloney leave the clubhouse and shortly afterwards the rest of the team follows. The Reds take an 80 lead after four innings before the Birds lay 10 runs in the 5th to complete the scoring. It's a reverse in the nitecap as the Cards take a 61 lead, and the Reds score five in the 5th to tie, and once in the 12th inning to win, 76.
» August 17, 1969: After the Pirates open with five runs in the first inning, the Reds answer with four tallies as Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan, the first two Reds hitters in the game, belt homers off Pittsburgh's Steve Blass. It's a record-setting 2nd time this year that the duo has led off a game this way: Don Drysdale was greeted on April 7th with double dingers. It's Pittsburgh day, however, as they win, 85.
» October 2, 1969: Pete Rose is .0008 ahead of Roberto Clemente in the batting race in his final at bat today, A bunt single clinches it (.348) for his 2nd straight batting title as the Reds down the Braves, 83, in Atlanta.
» February 28, 1970: Pete Rose becomes baseball's first singles hitter to sign a 6-figure contract, coming to terms with Reds general manager Bob Howsam for an estimated $105,000 per year.
» April 17, 1970: Down 54 to the Giants in the bottom of the 9th, the Reds tie when Hal McRae socks a pinch homer. Tony Perez ends the game with a 3-run homer in the same inning. Johnny Bench, Lee May, and Pete Rose also homer for Cincy.
» May 10, 1970:
At Wrigley Field, Pete Rose clubs a 2-run homer off Fergie Jenkins in the 9th inning, as the Reds overcome the Cubs, 76.
» May 17, 1970: At Crosley Field, Hank Aaron collects his 3,000th hit, a first-inning infield single, and his 570th home run, off Wayne Granger, but the Reds beat Atlanta, 76 in 15 innings. Pete Rose's 9th inning homer knots the game at 33, and the Reds score another three in the 10th to tie the game at six apiece. The Reds score in the 10th on a double by Tony Perez and homers by Johnny Bench (who starts the game in CF) and Lee May. Don Gullett pitches the last two innings and drives in the winner with a single. Perez is 5-for-7 in the contest. Aaron is collared in game 1, a 51 Reds victory. The DH draws 33,217, the largest crowd at Crosley Field since 1947.
» June 26, 1970:
For the third time in two years, Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan lead off a game with homers to start the Reds to a 32 win over Houston. The pair did it twice last year.
» June 28, 1970:
For the third time in their careers, Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan combine to belt lead off homers for the Reds. This time Houston's Don Wilson is the victim. Tony Perez hits his 27th homer, off Wilson, in the top of the 9th for a 32 Reds win.
» July 10, 1970:
Reds SS Woody Woodward goes deep for his first and only ML homer, off Ron Reed in Atlanta. It comes in his 684 ML game. It is too little as the Braves top the Reds, 119. The Reds take the nitecap, 31, scoring two runs when Pat Corrales hits a long drive that glances off the glove of Hank Aaron and over the fence for a home run. Pete Rose is 5-for-5, all singles.
» July 14, 1970: At Riverfront Stadium, the National League wins its 8th straight All-Star Game, a thrilling 12-inning 54 victory in Cincinnati. Pete Rose crashes into Cleveland catcher Ray Fosse to score the controversial winning run on Jim Hickman's single. Fosse, who never had the ball, hurts his right shoulder and is taken to the hospital. The game is scoreless until the 6th, with the NL limited to three hits in the first eight innings. In the 9th, the NL tees off on Catfish Hunter, driving in three runs to tie. Dick Dietz hits a leadoff home run in the inning. Claude Osteen pitches the 10th for the win.
» August 29, 1970: The Reds trip the Expos, 43, as Pete Rose collects his 1,500 career hit. Lee May's 2-run homer in the 11th snaps a 2-2 tie.
» October 3, 1970:
Pete Rose's RBI single in the 10th inning breaks up a scoreless game as the Reds win the NLCS opener 30 over Pittsburgh. Gary Nolan gets the shutout victory for Cincinnati, as Dock Ellis takes the loss.
» October 14, 1970: After Casey Stengel throws out the first pitch, Lee May's 8th-inning 3-run homer gives the Reds their first Series win 65. RF Pete Rose throws out Brooks Robinson at the plate and homers in the 5th. The loss ends the Orioles' 17-game winning streak which started at the end of the regular season.
» June 23, 1971: In a singular performance, Phillie pitcher Rick Wise no-hits the Reds 40 and bangs two home runs in the game, a dinger each off Ross Grimsley and Clay Carroll. Wise gets Pete Rose for the last out. It is the 2nd no-hitter against the Reds this month.
» August 27, 1971:
Pinch hitter Jimmy Stewart leads the Reds to a win as he hits a 9th inning bases loaded triple against the Cardinals, then scores on Pete Rose's sac fly. The Reds score five in the 9th to win, 87.
» May 16, 1972:
In the Reds 43 win over the Giants, Pete Rose knocks in the winning run on an attempted intentional walk. On a 30 count, Giants pitcher Ron Bryant comes close to the plate with ball four and Rose drives it on the ground and reaches base on an error.
» October 20, 1972: Pete Rose begins the scoring with a first-pitch home run off Catfish Hunter, and ends it with a 9th-inning RBI single, as the Reds stay alive with a 54 triumph.
» June 19, 1973:
The Reds Pete Rose (single versus the Giants) and the Dodgers Willie Davis (HR versus the Braves) each collect their 2,000th career hit. Pistol Pete's comes in a 40 win over the Giants, as Fred Norman pitches his 2nd shutout in a row for the Reds.
» July 26, 1973: In the first of two at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds beat the Braves, 53. Despite a homer and four singles by Pete Rose in the nitecap, the Reds lose 64.
» October 6, 1973: Jim Palmer fans 12 in shutting out the A's 60 in the opening game of the American League Championship Series. Meanwhile, Tom Seaver fans 13 and takes a 10 lead into the 8th inning of the National League opener, only to be beaten by home runs by Pete Rose and Johnny Bench. The Reds top the Mets 21.
» November 21, 1973: Pete Rose wins the NL MVP in a controversial vote, edging out Willie Stargell. Rose led the league with 230 hits and won his 3rd batting crown with a .338 mark. Stargell led with 44 home runs, 119 RBI, and a .646 slugging average while batting .299.
» April 20, 1975: In Cincinnati, Pete Rose belts a 2-run homer with two outs in the 9th to give the Reds a 53 win over the Astros. The Astros come back to edge the Reds in game 2, 76.
» May 3, 1975: The Reds switch Pete Rose from left field to 3B, opening a lineup spot for utility OF George Foster. Over the next four seasons, Foster will average 36 home runs, 117 RBI, and a .302 BA, helping the Reds to two World Championships. Gary Nolan, making a comeback after shoulder problems sidelined him in 1973-74, stops the Braves, 61. It is Nolan's first win since October 1972.
» August 17, 1975: During the Reds' 31 win over the Pirates, Pete Rose singles off Bruce Kison for career hit number 2,500.
» October 7, 1975: Pittsburgh's John Candelaria strikes out 14 Reds, but is knocked out of the box by Pete Rose's 8th-inning home run. The Reds complete their sweep of the LCS with a 53 win.
» May 9, 1976: The Reds score another 14 runs to beat the Cubs, 142. Ken Griffey hits a grand slam, one of six homers hit by the Reds. Tony Perez has a pair with George Foster, Dan Driessen, and Pete Rose leaving the park as well.
» June 7, 1976: In a 54 Pirates win over the Reds, the two teams combine for seven solo homers. Joe Morgan (2) and Pete Rose homer for Cincy, while Al Oliver, Willie Stargell, Richie Zisk and Bill Robinson go deep for the host Pirates.
» July 2, 1976: The Astros outslug the Reds, 109, in 14 innings, collecting 25 hits for the 2nd time in five weeks. Pete Rose has five hits for the Reds.
» July 26, 1976: For the 2nd consecutive game, Cincy's Pete Rose hits a leadoff homer, this one his club-record 693rd extra base hit. Rose jump starts the Reds to a 93 win over the visiting Giants.
» August 29, 1976: In 15 innings, the Reds beat the Phillies, 65. Cincy ties the game in the 9th when Pete Rose scores from 2B on a Bob Boone passed ball. Both teams score in the 13th before Ken Griffey drives home the winner in the 15th.
» October 9, 1976:
Pete Rose has 3 hits and George Foster homers as
the Reds top the Phillies 6-3 in the first
game of the NL Championship Series.
» October 10, 1976:
The Reds win their 2nd NL game 6-2, as
Pedro Borbon saves it with 4 innings of scoreless
relief. Pete Rose and Ken Griffey have 2 hits each.
» May 7, 1977: In a 1210 losing slugfest with the Pirates, Pete Rose has two hits to run his hitting streak to 20 games. Pete will go hitless tomorrow, then rack up another 20-game hit streak later in the season.
» July 25, 1977: Pete Rose singles in the 4th inning of the Reds 98 loss to the Cardinals. It is Rose's 2,881st career hit, enabling him to surpass Frankie Frisch as the all-time leader among switch-hitters. His hit comes off Pete Falcone.
» April 29, 1978: Pete Rose crashes three home runs and two singles in a 147 Reds drubbing of the Mets at Shea, pushing his career hit total to 2,996. Rose will hit just seven homers this season.
» May 5, 1978: Pete Rose singles off Montreal's Steve Rogers for career hit 3,000 and gets a hug at 1B from former teammate Tony Perez. The Expos beat the Reds 43.
» May 7, 1978: At Riverfront, the Expos stomp the Reds, winning, 195, then lose the nitecap, 42. Pete Rose sits out game two because of stomach cramps, ending his consecutive games played at 678.
» June 13, 1978:
The Reds Pete Rose is held hitless during a 10 win over Cubs. A 5-for-44 slump has dropped Rose's average to .267. But he would not be collared again until August.
» June 14, 1978:
Pete Rose starts his 44-game hit streak by collecting two hits in the Reds 31 win over the Cubs.
» July 15, 1978: Pete Rose collects a hit in his 28th straight game, setting a Reds club record (post-1900) as the Reds beat the Mets, 75. His hit comes off Craig Swan. On the 18th, he'll hit in his 31st straight game to top the Reds record set by Elmer Smith in 1898.
» July 19, 1978:
Against the Phils, Pete Rose beats out a 9th inning bunt to keep his hit streak alive. It looked dead when Pete was retired in the 8th inning, but the Reds scored four runs to give Rose the chance to hit again. Mike Schmidt can't handle Rose's bunt. The Reds win, 72.
» July 24, 1978: Pete Rose singles twice, the first time off Pat Zachry, during the Reds' 53 win over the Mets, extending his hitting streak to 37 games to tie the modern major-league record held by Tommy Holmes. Zachry kicks the dugout steps in anger, breaking his foot and ending his season.
» July 25, 1978: The Reds lose to the Mets 92, but Pete Rose collects three hits to break Tommy Holmes' record. Holmes is in attendance at Shea and shakes Rose's hand after his 3rd inning single off Craig Swan.
» July 26, 1978: Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run, off Nino Espinosa, and Pete Rose hits in his 39th straight game, but the Reds bow to the Mets, 123.
» July 31, 1978: Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his streak to 44 games, as the Reds edge the Braves 32. Rose ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old National League record, achieved when foul balls didn't count as strikes.
» August 1, 1978: The Braves trounce the Reds 164 and stop Pete Rose's record hitting streak at 44 games. Larry McWilliams and Gene Garber are the Atlanta pitchers. Rose goes 0-for-4 striking out in the 9th inning to end the game. Rose's streak is the 2nd longest in ML history. He goes 70-for-182 during the skein, an average of .385.
» August 2, 1978:
A day after his streak ends, Pete Rose collects two singles, a double and home run in the Reds 62 win over Atlanta.
» October 1, 1978:
With an 83 lead over the Braves, Reds manager Sparky Anderson pulls Pete Rose in the 8th inning. Atlanta scores five runs in the 9th to tie and the Reds finally win in 14 innings, 108. Rose thus ends the season with 198 hits, and Sparky's move deprives him of reaching his annual 200 hit total. Johnny Bench has a grand slam and the Braves hand out an National League record 16 walks in the game. Reds pitchers strike out 19.
» November 4, 1978: The 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft is held at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. Pete Rose, Tommy John, and Darrell Evans are the biggest names among the eligible players.
» December 5, 1978: A week after Sparky Anderson leaves the Reds, free agent Pete Rose signs a 4-year, $3.2 million contract with the Phillies, temporarily making him the highest-paid athlete in team sports.
» June 1, 1979: In his first game in Cincinnati as a member of the Phillies, Pete Rose gets a standing ovation before lining out in his first at bat. Before the game, Rose is given a trophy as the Reds Most Valuable Player in 1978, the award voted on by the Cincy chapter of the BBWAA. Pete goes 0-for-4 as the Reds beat Steve Carlton, 42. Carlton, batting 8th ahead of Harrelson, is 0-for-3.
» July 17, 1979: The National League wins its 8th straight All-Star Game 76 at Seattle. Lee Mazzilli homers to tie the game in the 8th, and walks in the 9th to bring in the winning run. Dave Parker, with two outstanding throws, is named the game's MVP, and Pete Rose plays a record 5th All-Star position. The Red Sox provide the starting OF for the American League in Rice, Yaz, and Lynn, though Yaz has played 1B most of the season.
» September 24, 1979: Pete Rose singles in the Phillies 72 loss to the Cardinals, giving him 200 hits in a season for the 10th time. He breaks the major-league record of nine formerly held by Ty Cobb. Rose hits safely in his 18th straight game, and will extend it to 23 by the end of the season.
» May 11, 1980: In a 73 win over the Reds, Philadelphia's Pete Rose, 39-years old, steals 2B, 3B, and home in one inning. It is the fifth time since 1928 that this has been accomplished: The last National Leaguer to pull this feat was Jackie Robinson in 1954.
» June 13, 1980: Pete Rose goes 4-for-5 to move past Honus Wagner into 5th place on the all-time hit list with 3,431. Philadelphia starts the game with seven consecutive hits and goes on to beat San Diego 96.
» June 10, 1981: Phillies 1B Pete Rose singles off Nolan Ryan in the first inning to tie Stan Musial as the National League's all-time hit leader with 3,630, then strikes out in his next three at bats. Rose's single is the only hit off Ryan until the 8th inning, when Philadelphia scores five times for a 54 win over Houston.
» August 10, 1981: After a 2-month wait, Pete Rose finally breaks Stan Musial's National League hit record, singling off Mark Littell in Philadelphia's 73 loss to St. Louis. Rose now has 3,631 career hits. A crowd of 60,561 cheers his 8th inning hit.
» April 28, 1982:
Pete Rose goes 5-for-5 to tie Max Carey for the NL record with nine career 5-hit games, as Philadelphia scores six times in the top of the 9th to beat Los Angeles 93.
» June 20, 1982: Phillies Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th ML game (a 31 loss to the Pirates), joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, and Carl Yastrzemski as the only players to reach that plateau.
» June 22, 1982: Pete Rose doubles off John Stuper in the 3rd inning of a 32 loss to the Cardinals for his 3,772nd career hit, moving him past Hank Aaron into 2nd place on baseball's all-time list.
» August 24, 1983: 1B Pete Rose does not play in the Phillies 53 loss to the Giants, ending his consecutive games played streak at 745. Manager Paul Owens had planned to use Rose as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning, but Joel Youngblood ends the game with a 2-run home run off Steve Carlton in the bottom of the 9th.
» December 22, 1983:
Pete Rose wins a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and is awarded a $36,083 tax refund for 1978.
» January 20, 1984:
Free agent Pete Rose signs a one-year contract with the Expos.
» April 13, 1984: Pete Rose lashes a double off Jerry Koosman in a 51 Expos victory over the Phillies to join Ty Cobb as the only player to reach 4,000 career hits.
» June 29, 1984:
Pete Rose plays in his 3,309th ML game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski as the all-time leader. Rose goes 0-for-5, but Montreal beats Cincinnati 73.
» July 27, 1984: Pete Rose collects his 3,053rd career single off Steve Carlton in the 7th inning of Montreal's 61 win over Philadelphia, passing Ty Cobb as baseball's all-time singles king.
» August 15, 1984: After a 51/2 year absence, Pete Rose is reunited with his hometown Cincinnati Reds when the Expos trade him for infielder Tom Lawless. The Reds immediately name him player-manager, replacing Vern Rapp.
» August 26, 1985:
The Reds beat the Cardinals 76 and use a record five players with over 2,000 hits apieceBuddy Bell, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, Dave Concepcion, and Cesar Cedeno.
» September 11, 1985: Pete Rose becomes baseball's all-time hit leader, singling to left center off Eric Show in the first inning of the Reds' 20 win over San Diego. His 4,192nd career hit breaks Ty Cobb's record before 47,237 fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium. Rose had tied the record at Wrigley Field on September 8th with a single off the Cubs' Reggie Patterson in a game that was later suspended due to darkness, enabling Rose to break the record at home.
» August 14, 1986: Against the Giants, Reds player-manager Pete Rose is 3-for-4 as the Reds win, 20.
» August 17, 1986:
Pete Rose makes his final ML appearance, striking out as a pinch hitter against Goose Gossage. The Reds lose 95 to the visiting Padres. A bright spot is Barry Larkin hitting his first ML home run, off LaMarr Hoyt.
» November 11, 1986:
Forty-five-year-old player-manager Pete Rose is dropped from the Reds' 40-man ML roster to make room for pitcher Pat Pacillo. Rose will continue to manage the club.
» May 2, 1988: Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days by National League president Bart Giamatti, the stiffest suspension ever levied against a manager for an on-field incident. On April 30th Rose shoved umpire Dave Pallone in the 9th inning of a 65 loss to the Mets, inciting a near riot among Cincinnati fans.
» February 21, 1989: Reds manager Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Peter Ueberroth and Commissioner-elect Bart Giamatti to discuss his gambling habits. "You can read anything you want into it," says Rose. "But I don't see anything bad."
» March 20, 1989: The commissioner's office announces that Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation for unnamed "serious allegations."
» August 24, 1989: After weeks of legal wrangling, Commissioner Bart Giamatti permanently bans Pete Rose from baseball for his alleged gambling on ML games. Although the 5-page document signed by both parties includes no formal findings, Giamatti says that he considers Rose's acceptance of the ban to be a no-contest plea to the charges. Coach Tommy Helms is named Rose's interim replacement as Cincinnati manager.
» September 1, 1989: Eight days after banning Pete Rose from baseball for life, Commissioner Bart Giamatti dies suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 51.
» November 3, 1989: Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing the banned Pete Rose, and John McNamara will manage the Indians.
» April 20, 1990: Less than a year after being banished from baseball for his illegal gambling activities, all-time hit king Pete Rose pleads guilty to two felony counts of filing false income tax returns. On July 19th, he will be sentenced to five months in prison and fined $50,000.
» August 8, 1990: Pete Rose begins serving his 5-month prison sentence at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp.
» January 7, 1991: Pete Rose is released from federal prison in Marion, Illinois, after serving five months for tax evasion. He will now begin the second part of his sentence, consisting of 1,000 hours of community service at Cincinnati inner-city schools.
» February 4, 1991: The 12 members of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame vote unanimously to bar Pete Rose from the ballot. He will become eligible again only if the commissioner reinstates him by December, 2005.
» January 7, 1992: P Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Seaver finishes with a record 98.8% of the votes cast. Pete Rose, ineligible because of his ban from baseball, receives 41 writein votes.
» July 23, 1992: White Sox C Carlton Fisk hits a triple in Chicago's 62 win over the Brewers. He becomes the oldest player to hit a triple, at age 44, since Pete Rose hit two in 1986 at age 45.
» May 13, 1997: Eddie Murray gets two hits in Anaheim's 8-7 win over the White Sox. The game is the 3,000th of Murray's career, making him only the 6th player in history to reach that mark. Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, and Stan Musial are the others.
» August 31, 1998: Oakland OF Rickey Henderson scores the 2,000th run of his career in the Athletics' 156 loss to Cleveland. He joins Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, and Willie Mays as the only players to reach the milestone.
» November 13, 1998: Babe Ruth hits new heights today: $126,500. That is the price paid for the ball he hit in 1923 for the first home run in Yankee Stadium. Mark Scala found the Ruth ball two years ago in the attic of his grandmother's house. The bid was $110,000 and the total price includes the auction house's 15 percent commission. Two year ago, the ball Eddie Murray hit for his 500th home run was sold for what one day could be $500,000. Michael Lasky, the founder of the Psychic Friends Network, paid $280,000 that was put in an annuity to be paid over 20 years. With interest, the annuity will be worth about $500,000, according to a spokesman for Lasky, who also operates as syndicated handicapper Mike Warren. The previous record for an auctioned baseball was $93,500 for the ball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series. That ball was bought by actor Charlie Sheen in 1992. Other auctioned items include: the bat Pete Rose used for his 4,191st hit, which tied Ty Cobb's career record, was sold by an unidentified Rose associate for $21,096; an autographed ball from President Franklin Roosevelt that he used to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the 1941 season opener at Griffith Stadium sold for $17,255, and a personal check signed Henry Louis Lou Gehrig sold for $15,306.
» August 23, 1999:
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announces that Pete Rose will be invited to the World Series if he is elected to the All-Century Team. Rose has been banned from baseball since 1989.
» November 30, 1999:
Pete Rose launches a new web site, allowing fans to add their names to a petition to vote for his reinstatement. He was banned from the game for gambling in August 1989.
» August 6, 2001:
In a Vanity Fair magazine interview, Tommy Gioiosa, a former friend of Pete Rose, alleges that Rose bet on baseball, used a corked bat, and participated in drug dealings.
» October 15, 2001: The Yankees defeat the A's, 5-3, to move into the ALCS. In doing so, they become the 1st team ever to win a best-of-5 series after losing the first two games at home. SS Derek Jeter gets a pair of hits to break Pete Rose's postseason record with 87. David Justice hits a pinch-hitter home run for NY while Mike Stanton gets the win in relief. Jason Giambi goes 4-for-4 for Oakland.