August 10, 1981: Pete Rose breaks Stan Musial's NL hitting record with his 3,631th hit in a 7-3 home loss against the Cardinals.
Rose debuted for the Reds in 1963, recording 170 hits with a .273 average and going on to win Rookie of the Year honors. Known for his effort-intensive style of play, Rose was given the nickname "Charlie Hustle".
The legendary switch hitter was selected to play in his first All-Star Game in 1965. It wasn't long before Rose became a fixture at the All-Star Game, though, as he was selected 17 times in total at a record five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B and 1B) throughout his long career.
After winning twoWorld Series rings and one NL MVP award in his first 16 seasons in Cincinnati, Rose decided to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1979 as a free agent.
Rose played in four All-Star Games in five seasons with the Phillies and helped them win the 1980 World Series. It would also be the place where he broke Musial's record for most hits in the N.L.
After a stint with the Expos in 1984, Rose returned to the Reds as a player-manager in a trade that same year.
Rose finished his career in Cincinnati and Ty Cobb's MLB hitting record on Sept. 11, 1985.
Despite gambling controversy and a permanent ban from baseball, Rose is still baseball's undisputed hit king.