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50 years ago today, during a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds’ regular second baseman Don Blasingame pulled a groin muscle; his replacement was a 21-year-old named Pete Rose, who debuted with hits in his first two at-bats. During another spring training game against the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford gave him the nickname “Charlie Hustle” after Rose sprinted to first base after drawing a walk.

50 years ago today, during a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds’ regular second baseman Don Blasingame pulled a groin muscle; his replacement was a 21-year-old named Pete Rose, who debuted with hits in his first two at-bats. During another spring training game against the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford gave him the nickname “Charlie Hustle” after Rose sprinted to first base after drawing a walk.

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    Would luv too hav this pete rose (charlie hustle) card !!!!!!!
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