MastroNet Winter 2003
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The years 1977 through 1979 were highly productive ones for Pete Rose, as baseball's proverbial "hit machine" recorded averages of .311, .302, and .331, respectively, during that span. However, despite his yearly totals, that period will forever be dominated by his remarkable 44 game hitting streak in 1978. Mounting the most serious challenge to date to DiMaggio's venerable mark of 56, Rose provided fans with an unforgettable summer, culminating in his dramatic streak ending at bat against the Braves Gene Garber. Presented is a 35", 35-oz. H&B game bat used by Rose during that memorable period of his legendary career. The signature model "R195" bat is composed of top quality white ash and features well defined manufacturer's stampings throughout. Evidence of Rose's unparalleled skill at the plate is strikingly displayed along the entire length of the uncracked bat in the form of a numerous ball marks, stitch marks and lace marks. Factory records indicate that Rose ordered this particular model bat almost exclusively from March 12, 1977 through June of 1979. This bat is an exceptional Rose gamer, displaying a beautiful light wood finish, and used by "Charlie Hustle" during one of the most significant periods of his illustrious career. LOA from Dan Knoll & Dave Bushing/GAI.
Pete Rose 1977-79 H&B Game Used Bat
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