Talkin' Pete Rose

So, I’m about to put up the the rest of the results from the Hot Button survey ... and I realize that I mistakenly left the Pete Rose question off the survey. That was my bad. I have a bunch of Pete Rose thoughts today. * * * Let’s start with something completely different. Pete Rose played almost his entire career in a terrible hitting environment. People rarely talk about this because, well, with Pete Rose, there are always more interesting things to talk about. But it’s true. Rose played for 24 years when pitchers dominated the game. The average run-scoring environment in baseball history is about 716-runs per team. In Rose’s career, teams in his league averaged 655 runs per game. Runs were hard to come by in the 1960s and 1970s.

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