Famed Rose bat auc­tioned

Waterloo Region Record - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK — The bat Pete Rose used to be­come Ma­jor League Baseball’s ca­reer hits leader is up for auction. The start­ing bid is $100,000. The ball Rose hit for a sin­gle off of San Diego’s Eric Show sold dur­ing an ear­lier auction for $403,657. Rose was play­ing for the Cincin­nati Reds when he got his 4,192nd hit on Sept. 11, 1985, to pass Ty Cobb. The Le­lands.com auction runs through Oct. 27. It also fea­tures a padded 1947-48 Brook­lyn Dodgers cap worn by Jackie Robin­son to help pro­tect him from racially mo­ti­vated bean­balls, and the WBC cham­pi­onship belt awarded to Muham­mad Ali for his 1974 “Rum­ble in the Jun­gle” win over Ge­orge Fore­man.

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