BASEBALL: It Takes One To Play One

It Takes One To Play One

He may not be a role model anymore, but Pete Rose has found what may be a model role. This week the onetime Cincinnati Reds star, who is barred from baseball for gambling, will begin filming The Babe Ruth Story, an NBC made- for-TV movie. Rose will play Ty Cobb, the volatile Detroit outfielder who reigned as baseball's best hitter every year but one (1916) between 1907 and 1919. Talk about typecasting! Rose broke Cobb's long-standing record for most hits (4,191) in 1985 and went on to collect 4,256 before retiring in 1986; like Cobb, he had a reputation as a...

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