Rose Final Hit Bat Hits Auction Block

The black Mizuno bat that Pete Rose used for his final hit — record No. 4,256 — is being auctioned by a New York firm ( that expects it to become one of the most expensive bats ever sold.  The 34-inch, 32-ounce bat is the featured item in a collection being sold online through Rose has authenticated the bat, saying he used it for his single off San Francisco’s Greg Minton on Aug. 14, 1986.  Rose never got another hit, leaving the game as baseball’s all-time hits leader. Read full story here on Sports Collectors Daily.