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PETE ROSE, 4,256 career hits 24 seasons, 1963-86
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PETE ROSE, 4,256 career hits
24 seasons, 1963-86
Baseball's all-time hits king, a.k.a. Charlie Hustle, batted .303 over a 24-year career with the Reds and Phillies. He broke Ty Cobb's record in 1985 and no one has come within 900 hits of his record since he retired in 1986. He was infamously banned from baseball and barred from the Hall of Fame after it was discovered he gambled on games from 1985-87, while he was a player and manager for the Reds. |(Credit: AP, 1985)

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The 3,000 hits club

Only 28 men have eclipsed 3,000 hits in their major league careers. Here is a look at those men and their legacies.