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    1985 Pete Rose Bat X-Ray Proving He Corked During Record-Breaking Season. Controversy? It's the air Charlie Hustle breathes. From his All-Star Game demolition of Ray Fosse, to his banishment from the game for gambling, to his willingness to write absolutely anything on a baseball as he signs for the masses at the Mirage casino in Las Vegas, Rose has verified that which Ty Cobb made us first suspect--you have to be a little bit crazy to reach 4,000 Major League hits. Another black mark was famously applied to Rose's permanent record when it was revealed that at least one of his bats from the 1985 season he used as he approached and passed Cobb's career hits record was illegally corked. Here's an X-Ray that proves the case (Measures at 14x17").

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