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On Oct. 8, 1973, the Mets were routing the Reds 9-2 in Game 3 of the NLCS when Pete Rose slid hard into Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson at second base to try to break up a double play. Rose was upset about comments Harrelson had made in the press and shoved Harrelson, who swung his elbow. Fists started flying as both benches emptied. (John Iacono/SI)

GALLERY: Notorious Basebrawls

On Oct. 8, 1973, the Mets were routing the Reds 9-2 in Game 3 of the NLCS when Pete Rose slid hard into Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson at second base to try to break up a double play. Rose was upset about comments Harrelson had made in the press and shoved Harrelson, who swung his elbow. Fists started flying as both benches emptied. (John Iacono/SI)
GALLERY: Notorious Basebrawls

In a play that came to epitomize the play-to-win attitude of All-Star Games past, Pete Rose scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th by barreling into catcher Ray Fosse at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati on July 14, 1970. (Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

GALLERY: MLB All-Star Game Memorable Moments

In a play that came to epitomize the play-to-win attitude of All-Star Games past, Pete Rose scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th by barreling into catcher Ray Fosse at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati on July 14, 1970. (Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
GALLERY: MLB All-Star Game Memorable Moments

On this day in 1963, Pete Rose made his Major League debut. 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). (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Pete Rose

On this day in 1963, Pete Rose made his Major League debut. 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). (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Pete Rose

From 1970 to 1976, Cincinnati’s “Big Red Machine” averaged 98 wins per season and won four pennants and two World Series titles (1975 and 1976). The 1976 team featured the “Great Eight” starting position players of Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Ken Griffey and Cesar Geronimo. Some consider that lineup to be the best lineup ever. When the “Great Eight” started together, the team had a .784 winning percentage.

From 1970 to 1976, Cincinnati’s “Big Red Machine” averaged 98 wins per season and won four pennants and two World Series titles (1975 and 1976). The 1976 team featured the “Great Eight” starting position players of Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Ken Griffey and Cesar Geronimo. Some consider that lineup to be the best lineup ever. When the “Great Eight” started together, the team had a .784 winning percentage.

Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine - Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Sr., Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo and David Concepcion - stand above an inflated All-Star ballot before a 1976 game. (Courtesy of Cincinnati Reds)

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Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine - Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Sr., Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo and David Concepcion - stand above an inflated All-Star ballot before a 1976 game. (Courtesy of Cincinnati Reds)
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Pete Rose takes a swing during Game 4 of the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Royals. (Manny Millan/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Pete Rose takes a swing during Game 4 of the 1980 World Series between the Phillies and Royals. (Manny Millan/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Pete Rose, SI’s 1975 Sportsman of the Year, poses for during the issue’s cover shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)

SI VAULT: Pete Rose wins 1975 Sportsman of the Year (12.22.75)

Pete Rose, SI’s 1975 Sportsman of the Year, poses for during the issue’s cover shoot. (Lane Stewart/SI)
SI VAULT: Pete Rose wins 1975 Sportsman of the Year (12.22.75)

Pete Rose dives into third base during a 1975 game between the Cubs and Reds. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Pete Rose dives into third base during a 1975 game between the Cubs and Reds. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

On this day in 1989, SI posted this cover story on Pete Rose that detailed his gambling on baseball games. The then-Reds manager would eventually receive a lifetime ban from baseball for wagering on games he was managing. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

SI VAULT: The case against Pete Rose
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

On this day in 1989, SI posted this cover story on Pete Rose that detailed his gambling on baseball games. The then-Reds manager would eventually receive a lifetime ban from baseball for wagering on games he was managing. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
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In this 1980 photo, Pete Rose signs 1,200 bats, which were then distributed to early buyers of Phillies season tickets. The bats commemorated Rose’s 10th 200-hit season. Rose would retire with 4,256 hits, a major league record. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose
SI VAULT: Rose closing in on Cobb’s hits record (8.19.85)

In this 1980 photo, Pete Rose signs 1,200 bats, which were then distributed to early buyers of Phillies season tickets. The bats commemorated Rose’s 10th 200-hit season. Rose would retire with 4,256 hits, a major league record. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete RoseSI VAULT: Rose closing in on Cobb’s hits record (8.19.85)

Pete Rose and his son polish off his Sportster in this 1973 photo. (AP)

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Pete Rose and his son polish off his Sportster in this 1973 photo. (AP)
GALLERY: Sports Figures And Their License Plates