Rare Photos of Pete Rose

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Twenty-five years ago this month, Pete Rose was putting the Cincinnati Reds through spring training drills in what would be his final year in baseball due to his lifetime ban for gambling. Here's a look back at Charlie Hustle, who made his Major League debut on April 8, 1963. 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).

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