Re: MLB Thread 2013
Big difference, though. Rose had three batting titles, Franco had one. Rose had an MVP and five top 5 finishes, while Franco's highest finishes were 8th, 15th and 25th. Plus, Franco was never as highly regarded as Rose was. Franco played until he was 49 and didn't approach 3,000 hits, much less Rose who had more than 4,000 and retired at 45 years old.