Glove Rose says he wore night he broke all-time hits record up for auction
(photos courtesy Heritage Auctions/

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The glove that Pete Rose claims he wore the night he broke Ty Cobb's all-time hits record is up for auction.

The most recent bid for the glove is $50,000 and it is being auctioned through the website Heritage Auctions. The glove is a first baseman's mitt, because Rose played that position the night he broke the record, and it is autographed by Rose.

Heritage Auctions said it can't confirm it is the glove Rose used that night other than his personal testimony:

"Please note that Resolution Photomatching has matched the glove to an undated 1986 image of Rose during batting practice before a game. In addition, please note that video footage from the 09/11/1985 game in which Rose broke Cobb's record pictures him wearing a glove that does not have the #14 marking on the thumb or any other distinctive markings for a visual match, so while we know that this is a Pete Rose game used glove from that era, it is not possible to definitively attribute this glove to that event beyond Rose's personal testimony."

On the night of Sept. 11, 1985 in Riverfront Stadium, Rose singled to left-center with one out in the bottom of the first off San Diego Padres starter Eric Show for career hit No. 4,192. That surpassed Cobb, who finished his career with 4,191 hits.

Rose finished his career with 4,256 hits and is still the all-time hits leader in Major League Baseball.

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