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  • This Day In Sports History (November 21st) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (November 21st) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1973 that Pete Rose was awarded the NL MVP.  It was the only regular season MVP award he would earn during his Major League career. Rose enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in 1973, recording 230 hits and a .338 batting average (both league-highs) in 160 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 11th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (September 11th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1985 that Pete Rose recorded the 4,192nd hit of his Major League career, passing Ty Cobb for the all-time lead. One night after going hitless, Rose would get his record-breaking hit, as he recorded a single to left-center-field off San Diego pitcher Eric Snow in his first at bat […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 14th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (August 14th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1982 that Pete Rose recorded his 12,365 at-bat in the MLB.  That would move him past Hank Aaron and into first place on the league’s all-time at-bats list. Rose took a total of 20 years to reach the mark that Hank Aaron set during his 23-year career.  He became […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 8th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (August 8th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1990 that Pete Rose began serving his five month prison sentence at Marion (Ill.) Federal prison camp. The MLB all-time hits leader pleaded guilty to two charges of tax evasion on April 20, 1990, after filing false income tax returns and not showing income he received from selling autographs […]

  • Fan Loses It After Pete Rose Refuses To Sign His Ball (Video)

    Fan Loses It After Pete Rose Refuses To Sign His Ball (Video)

    Pete Rose was in Cooperstown (despite the fact that he is still not in the Hall of Fame) dining at a local restaurant when a man attempted to get the all-time hits leader to sign his baseball.  Unfortunately, the man didn’t get what he was looking for (Rose politely refused) and proceeded to act like […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 14th) – 1970 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 14th) – 1970 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1970 that the 41st annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played.  The game took place at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The American League would take a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth and were poised to end their seven-game losing streak.  However, the National Leaguer […]

  • 9 Biggest Crybabies in Sports

    9 Biggest Crybabies in Sports

    Allow me to clarify this title. It’s not about actually who actually cry (as we covered last week), but rather about men who simply won’t stop whining. People that won’t stop complaining about calls, bitch to the media about clubhouse affairs, etc. They are among the most destructive and obnoxious types of personalities, so we’ve […]

  • 9 Sports Record Holders Every Guy Should Know

    9 Sports Record Holders Every Guy Should Know

    There’s only so much room in our feeble human minds to retain all the knowledge we come across as sports fans. So how do we decide what to keep and what to throw out? That’s easy. Listen to us at TPS. There is no shortage of athletes who merit remembering, but since you can’t keep […]

  • 9 Overlooked Players Who Should be in the MLB Hall of Fame

    9 Overlooked Players Who Should be in the MLB Hall of Fame

    Baseball, being so rich in nostalgia and steeped in tradition, holds sacred the Hall of Fame in a manner that no other sport does. Consequently, any snubs at the hand of the induction committee are seen, justifiably, as slights against a given player’s legacy. However, there are only so many spots that can be handed […]

  • The Breakfast of Champions: 15 Iconic (and, or Ironic) Wheaties Boxes

    The Breakfast of Champions: 15 Iconic (and, or Ironic) Wheaties Boxes

    “Better eat your Wheaties,” was once a common response to a child saying they wished to be a professional athlete. Originally, it was a marketing slogan, but it became a popular refrain, which must have put the Wheaties ad guys on cloud nine. Few products are so closely linked with champions (sorry, Buick) as Wheaties, […]

  • Picture Of The Day: This Guy Seems At Home Here

    Picture Of The Day: This Guy Seems At Home Here

    Is there any better place to wear your Pete Rose vintage jersey than at a Sportsbook?  This guy probably had that outfit picked out several days in advance.  He just knew that as soon as he walked into that gambler’s heaven, everyone would be high-fiving him, telling him how much they love his jersey, and […]

  • 9 Regrettable Sports Fan Tattoos (Pics)

    9 Regrettable Sports Fan Tattoos (Pics)

    Sports loyalty is displayed in many ways. Many stupid, stupid ways. From painting your 1993 Mitsubishi 300GT silver and blue with the Cowboys star to naming your first son, born in 2005, Seamus David Ortiz McMulligan, the ability to cross the line from “tasteful support” to “clinical compulsion” gets grey in the realm of tattoos. […]

  • 9 MLB Stars Who Went Out On a Low Note

    9 MLB Stars Who Went Out On a Low Note

    Almost all sports careers end on a low note. Otherwise, they wouldn’t end. For instance, Lou Piniella has the 4th highest winning percentage of active managers and a World Series ring, but he’s decided to retire after lack of success with the Cubs. Retirement is inherently sad, but can also be shameful, frustrating, or downright […]

  • Pete Rose’s Corked Bat?

    Pete Rose’s Corked Bat?

    Is this an x-ray of a corked bat once used by the great Pete Rose? According to Deadspin it is “a Mizuno PR4192 bat, commissioned by Pete Rose specifically for his 1985 chase of baseball’s all-time hits record.” As you know, corking your bat in baseball is highly illegal, per rule 6.06(d), so this could […]