On September 24, 1979 — Pete Rose singles in the Phillies’ 7 – 2 loss to the Cardinals, giving him 200 hits in a season for the 10th time. He breaks the major-league record of nine formerly held by Ty Cobb. Rose hits safely in his 18th straight game, and will extend it to 23 by the end of the season.

 


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