This Date in Baseball History – June 14

Pete Rose

The name Pete Rose remains a controversial one in baseball since his banishment from organized ball by the late Bart Giamatti in 1989; however, Charlie Hustle left an indelible mark on baseball as one of its greatest players ever. June 14, 1978, the 17-time All-Star began his 44-game hitting streak, which remains the single-season record in the National League.

Mick Gillispie told the story of the streak in the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Mississippi Braves on Saturday.


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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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