On July 24, 1978, Cincinnati Red’s Third baseman, Pete Rose extends his hitting streak to 37 games with two hits against the New York Mets, tying Tommy Holmes’ modern-day major league record. Rose collects two singles in a 5-3 win, Rose singled and scored the go-ahead run to make the score 3-2 in the 7th inning off Mets pitcher Pat Zachry, causing him to kick at the dugout steps. Zachry a National League All-Star and having his best season breaks his foot and will miss the rest of the season. Zachry was also a former teammate of Rose’s, Zachary, was on the 1976 Cincinnati Red’s Championship team and won the Rookie of The Year Award that season. He was part of the Tom Seaver trade in 1977 bringing him to the Mets, which may have lead to some of his frustrations.
After the Mets tied the game 3-3, Rose lead off the 9th inning with his second single of the game and again scored the go-ahead home run on Mike Lum’s home run off Skip Lockwood. The Reds would win the game 5-3 after Manny Sarmiento had a 1-2-3 bottom of the 9th.