July 27, 1984: Pete Rose of the Montreal Expos records the 3,053rd single of his career, passing Ty Cobb for the most all time.
Going up against former teammate Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies, Rose singles in the third inning of a 6-1 victory to break Cobb's record.
Rose spent the first 16 seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, before going to the Philadelphia Phillies for another five seasons. In 1983 Rose decided to sign a one-year deal with the Expos who were willing to feature him as an everyday player.
Earlier in the season, Rose joined Cobb (exactly 21 years after his first hit) as the only two players to reach the 4,000 hit club.
During his remarkable 24-year career Rose compiled 4,256 hits, the all-time record. In addition he holds all-time records for the most games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053), singles (3,215) and outs (10,328).
Rose was a member of the "Big Red Machine" of the 1970's, which won the World Series in 1975 and 1976.
Throughout Rose's career he made 17 All-Star appearances, won three World Series rings, and was named the NL MVP of the 1973 season.
An investigation into Rose's gambling while manager of the Reds led to a lifetime ban from baseball.