That time Pete Rose reaches 4000 hit plateau as an Expo

Bit of Trivia you may not know. Pete Rose was a member of the Montreal Expos in 1984 for 95 games. Another fun fact came on 1984 opening day on this day at Olympic stadium and against the Phillies (his former team).

Pete Rose hit a double on his first at-bat and reached the 4000 hit plateau. The only other player to ever hit 4000 hits? Ty Cobb. Now I wasn’t young enough to fully recall it, but my dad tells me we watched it happen. Thanks to YouTube, so can you enjoy it yourself to ( and the amazing play-by-play of Dave Van Horne):

Wow. Even at 43 he had some speed. Hopefully one day he will make it into the Hall of Fame. He deserves to be there.