Reds retire Pete Rose's No. 14

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Baseball null null null Thirty years after his retirement, the Cincinnati Reds have finally honored Pete Rose, retiring his No. 14.Rose, a 17-time All-Star and baseball's all-time leader with 4,256 hits, was honored before the Reds' game Sunday with the Padres. The Reds presented Rose with a sculpture showing the aftermath of his 4,192nd

hit that broke Ty Cobb's record, and a painting of him making the patented headfirst slide that helped earn him the nickname "Charlie Hustle."MORE: The most beloved player for every team As Rose began to speak, fans at Great American Ball Park chanted his name. "You're not going to make me cry," Rose told the crowd.Reds CEO Bob Castellini told fans during the ceremony, "It is our salute to that person whose impact transcends their lifetime and spares any future player the impossible task of living up to a legacy too large to fill."Rose also caught the ceremonial first pitch of the game from his son, Pete Rose Jr.Today's first pitch: Pete Rose, Jr. throws to @PeteRose_14. #14forever— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 26, 2016It's been a whirlwind weekend for Rose. He joined the other members of the 1976 "BIg Red Machine" that won the World Series for a ceremony before Friday's game, and he was then inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame Saturday.Rose, of course, received a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 for betting on Reds games while playing for and managing the team.MORE: Classic images of Pete RoseAfter Rose unsucessfully petitioned  commissioner Rob Manfred last year for reinstatement, the Reds announced their plans to honor Rose this weekend. Manfred approved the plans.Rose becomes the 10th member of the Reds to have his number retired.

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