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Rose is the 13th and quickest to reach 3,000 hits

Updated: April 29, 2003, 1:13 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

May 5, 1978

At 37 and in his 16th season with the Cincinnati Reds, Pete Rose reaches 3,000 hits quicker than anybody in baseball history does. As predicted exactly by Reds manager Sparky Anderson before the game, Rose singles in his second and third at-bats to join 12 others in the prestigious 3,000-hit fraternity.

The switch-hitter, batting left-handed against Montreal Expos right-hander Steve Rogers, reaches safely on a high infield chopper in the third inning and then lines ...

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