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Pete Rose
3:50 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Why "The Hit" and the hitter still fascinate after 28 years

Pete Rose walking on the field in this photo from the mid-1970s.
jvh33 of Flickr from a 35mm slide

Mention Pete Rose and you get mixed reactions.  To some, he's the guy who got kicked out of baseball for life for gambling.  To others, he's a hometown hero who got a raw deal and should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for his achievements on the field.

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