Kerry Keene is a freelance writer and baseball historian currently residing in Raynham, Massachusetts. He has authored numerous books on various baseball topics, along with one on Boston Bruins hockey history. He has also had more than seventy-five articles, both sports related and non-sports published in newspapers and magazines.
Baseball legend Pete Rose has been regarded as the game's "hit king", accumulating more hits than any player in history. Yet, there is an unsavory aspect to the manner in which he attained it. Serving as a player-manager for his final few seasons, he granted himself playing time he did not deserve in order to achieve it. Rose's record will forever be tarnished by the revelations detailed here.