1979 Philadelphia Phillies Pete Rose Game-Worn, Signed FA-3 Mizuno Light Flex First Baseman's Glove Mitt
Some of the fans favorite plays still remain to be Charlie Hustle diving into the bases and home plate. The Hit King's contribution to the Big Red Machine will always stay close to the fans hearts and when Pete Rose was nabbed by the Phillies, it was a turning point in both franchises history.
Rose a switch hitter, actually played two games at first base in 1978 for the Reds. This glove was manufactured in 1976-77 making it a possibility that Rose could have worn this glove during those two games. However, we cannot verify if he used this glove for those two games. Without question Pete Rose used this glove when he played with the Phillies in 1979 and was a contender for best all-time Phillies' First Baseman. Seen wearing this same style glove is a photo style of Pete wearing this mitt.
Helping us identify the year of the glove is the red vinyl part of the World Wide logo which has aged through the years. Stamped inside glove: World Wide, Professional Press Formed Pocket, Multi Hnge Flex for Fine Play, Mizuno FA-3. Pete Rose has signed the outside thumb "Pete Rose" in black Sharpie. In addtion, "14. Pete Rose" Lite Flex Japan" is stamped on the outside of the thumb.
Mitts, and gloves are serious tools of the trade for baseball players. They treat their equipment speically and ensure that they are in good working condition. This glove has the soft supple feel players desire to get from a glove to acheive the most benefit of performance. Once a glove has been worn in well, it is a keeper. This glove is a keeper.
If Philadelphia can appreciate anyone, it’s Pete Rose. All-out hustle. Never-say-die attitude. Gambler. Drinker. Pariah. Crazy guy. Heck, if only he was a Phillie his entire career. As it stands, Rose had a heck of a Phillies career, and he can never be forgotten for his role in bringing the Phils their first World Series Championship. The glove also includes a provenance letter from Bobby Wine who originally obtained it from Rose while working with the Phillies as a coach from 1972-83.
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