HIS DEVOTION, INTENSITY, AND LOVE FOR THE GAME. OH, AND OF COUSE HE DOES HAVE THE MOST AT BATS, SINGLES, AND HITS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME, WHICH NONE OF WHICH WILL LIKELY EVER BE BROKEN.
Peter Edward Rose Sr. (Charlie Hustle)
Positions: Outfielder, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 192 lb.
Born: April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, OH (Age 69)
High School: Western Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1960.
Debut: April 8, 1963
Teams: Reds/Phillies/Expos 1963-1986
Final Game: August 17, 1986
July 8, 1960: Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent.
November 2, 1978: Granted Free Agency.
December 5, 1978: Signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.
October 19, 1983: Released by the Philadelphia Phillies.
January 20, 1984: Signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
August 16, 1984: Traded by the Montreal Expos to the Cincinnati Reds for Tom Lawless.
November 11, 1986: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and outs (10,328).1 He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B & 1B).
Major League records:
Most career hits - 4,256
Most career outs - 10,328
Most career games played - 3,562
Most career at bats - 14,053
Most career singles - 3,215
Most career runs by a switch hitter - 2,165
Most career doubles by a switch hitter - 746
Most career walks by a switch hitter - 1,566
Most career total bases by a switch hitter - 5,752
Most seasons of 200 or more hits - 10
Most consecutive seasons of 100 or more hits - 23
Most consecutive seasons with 600 or more at bats - 13 (1968–1980)
Most seasons with 600 at bats - 17
Most seasons with 150 or more games played - 17
Most seasons with 100 or more games played - 23
Record for playing in the most winning games - 1,972
Only player in major league history to play more than 500 games at five different positions - 1B (939), LF (671), 3B (634), 2B (628), RF (595)