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Yearbook, Aug. 1: Rose's hit streak snapped

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Aug. 1, 1978: How ridiculous (and fluky) is a 56-game hit streak? On this day 34 years ago, the Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose -- seen here after the clinching strikeout -- went hitless against the Atlanta Braves, ending his National League-record run at 44 games ... meaning the all-time hits leader wasn't even 80 percent of the way to tying Joe DiMaggio.