People: Apr. 22, 1985

On opening day in Cincinnati, Marge Schott, owner of the hometown Reds, threw out the first ball overhand. "Like the big boys," she boasts. Along with Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, Schott got to watch Reds Player- Manager Pete Rose drive in three runs on two hits, nailing down a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Expos and leaping out of the gate on his quest to catch Ty Cobb's 4,191-hit record. Rose, 44, now has fewer than 100 to go. Though he was hot, Cincinnati was downright wintry. The game was delayed twice because of snow. Since the season has been extended...

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