two week challenge. take a guess, What made Pete Rose stand out from every other baseball player?

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    I will give everybody TWO weeks to try and come up with the answer. You will never guess.LOL oh and I will even take the people i have on ignore off briefly just to see if they guessed it somehow.LOL

    I was saying on another baseball thread,I recently bought over the net the 1980 playoff games between the astros and Phillies.

    In watching those games I watched something that he did that brought back memories I had forgotten about him that he always did something in games that NO OTHER PLAYER "that I can ever recall anyways: did that made him stand out among them. take a guess what it is? you will never guess. The fact that he did this thing that no other ballplayer ever did,it is so surprise in the least,why he was pretty much the greatest hitter to ever play the game.

    If he was not playing in a day and age when the media was constantly on top of him during his 44 game hitting streak,I have no doubt he would have broken Joe Dimaggios all time record since Joe did not have the kind of media attention to deal with back then that Rose did day and night in that day and age plus the pitchers did not want to be the pitcher who gave up the record to him and were always after him constantly because of that,pitching to him like it was the world series. they did NOT want to be that pitcher that gave up the record to him.

    that was WHY they pitched to him like there was no tomorrow and like it was the 7th game of the world series. He said that in his book that in the game against atllanta when the streak ended,they freaking pitched to him like it was the 7th game of the world series.

    The other thing that makes me feel confidant he would have beat Dimaggios record had he not played in the era he did was also during that time was the night when the streak got broken against atlanta,he was facing a pitcher he has never faced before and Rose mentioned in his book that was the one thing that he dreaded during the streak was hoping he never had to face a pitcher he had not faced before because he hated having to face a new pitcher he had never faced before since he was not familiar with them.

    You just know things would have been different had it been a pitcher he HAD faced before. anyways,take a guess what it was the thing Rose did that made him stand out from every other baseball player. I forgot all about it till now what made him special.

    see you in two weeks.
     
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    his drive to win.....pete was no pussy and would play hurt.....
     
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    He always ran to first base during a walk.=hence the Hustle nickname.
    Carlton always reviewed his pitches to his batters in his mind before games=hence his great career.
    Jim Katt would pitch quick windups hence 50 minute ball games.
    Can you tell I grew up during the Vet Stadium era in PHILLY?
     
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    my2¢ So it goes.

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    That was good.
     
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    A great ball player. Spunk, hard nosed, tough as hell and all wrapped up in a very talented athlete.

    In some baseball documentary saw Pete being interviewed wherein he predicted he’d be the first $100,000 a year singles hitter, noting the only guys hauling down such “huge” salaries In those days were guys who regularly knocked ‘em outta the park.

    Wonder what Pete in his prime would be making today?
     
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    Pete Rose never stopped playing baseball as a child.
     
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    The Pete Rose Dive! Derp!

    Helluva player, should be in hall of fame, IMO.

    Oh yeah, he'd lead off bases..
     
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    He’d stick his gum on the side of his helmet right before every at bat
     
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    What I remember most about Pete Rose was him knocking the shit out of that catcher.
     
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    He always seems to have a bad haircut and was pissed a lot...
     
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