Baseball in This At-Bat Just Sold for $403K

Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all-time hit record in 1985
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2017 5:10 PM CDT
In this Sept. 11, 1985, file photo, Pete Rose hits a line drive to break Ty Cobb's all-time hit record.   (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – Pete Rose may have gotten himself banned from baseball in 1989 but that hasn't stopped fans and collectors from paying huge amounts for "Charlie Hustle" memorabilia. On Saturday, the ball Rose hit to break Ty Cobb's all-time Major League Baseball hits record sold on Leland's Auctions for $403,657.20, reports the AP. The hit, a single at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati on Sept. 11, 1985, was Rose's 4,192nd. In 1987, the record-breaking ball was the first piece of sports memorabilia to sell for six figures, the Springfield News-Sun reports. (Read more Pete Rose stories.)

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