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Lithograph on paper by artist Malcolm Farley titled "Pete Rose". This beautiful work is dedicated and hand signed by Pete Rose and is also signed by the artist. The dimensions are approx 33 x 24 inches.
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Internationally acclaimed artist Malcolm Farley is renowned for his visions of color and unique ability to capture the moment, the action, and the spirit of the event. In hi distinctive painting style, Malcolm blends bold strokes and vibrant colors with the drama of some of the world's most memorable moments. Malcolm started painting at the age of eight. Particularly fascinated with the energetic drive and aura of athletes, Malcolm an all-everything athlete himself grew up painting the world's greatest baseball, tennis, football and hockey stars.
Pete Rose was born on April 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known as "Charlie Hustle" for his hard-charging style, he became one of the greatest players in the history of professional baseball and retired as the all-time leader in hits, games and at-bats.
Nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" by All-Star Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford, Rose made his major league debut in 1963 and went on to win the National League Rookie of the Year award. In the ensuing years, the switch-hitter would establish himself as one of the best players in baseball. Rose surpassed 200 hits for the first of a record 10 times in 1965, notched batting titles in 1968 and '69, and won Gold Gloves for his outfield defense in '69 and '70. Rose spent half of a season with the Montreal Expos in 1984, then returned to Cincinnati as player-manager. On September 11, 1985, he recorded career hit No. 4,192 to break the 57-year-old record held by baseball great Ty Cobb. Rose ended his playing career after the 1986 season with 4,256 total hits, and also held the all-time records with 3,562 games played and 14,053 at-bats.