Sport: But in Barrooms, the Debate Goes On

"So what if Rose finally broke Cobb's record! Big deal! You know what Mickey Mantle says, 'If I'd a hit that many singles, I'd a wore a dress.' What's all the fuss about a guy whose big claim to fame is tenacity, not talent?"

"Wait a minute, pal. Let's be fair. For someone to get more than 4,000 hits is a terrific accomplishment. Look at a career .328 batter like Rod Carew. It took him almost 19 years just to get to 3,000. Like him or not, Charlie Hustle is on his way to Cooperstown."

"Maybe so, but if ole Ty...

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