It’s hard to deny Pete Rose’s place in baseball history, but he’s made it really easy to accept his omission from the Hall of Fame.
The guy was a great ballplayer. He owns the Major League Baseball record for career hits, singles, doubles by a switch hitter, among other things. He’s also the career leader in games played, at bats and, understandably, outs. He got out more than 10,000 times in his career. Most players never see that many plate appearances.