#38 - Pete Rose
If ever there was a player whose numbers ranked him as one of the best of baseball, it would definitely be Pete Rose! Over his career, “Charlie Hustle” set MLB records for hits )4,256), he played in 3,562 games (1st All Time), at bats (14,000+) and outs (10,000+). In addition, he won 3 World Series, was an All Star 17x, won 2 Gold Gloves, was a 3x Batting Title Holder, was Rookie of The Year, and a Silver Slugger Award.
Despite leading MLB in numerous categories, Pete Rose finds himself excluded permanently from admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame due to his gambling on baseball while he was Player / Manager of the Cincinnati Reds. While there is some talk about eventually making him eligible, nobody is holding their breath expecting the ban to be lifted anytime soon.