Ranking every Reds player who's had his jersey retired

Cincinnati Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14
Cincinnati Reds retiring Pete Rose's No. 14 / Joe Robbins/GettyImages
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2. Reds player/ manager Pete Rose (No. 14)

The No. 14 may not be immortalized in Cooperstown, but for most fans of the Cincinnati Reds, it is. Pete Rose, the hometown kid who became The Hit King, did more for the sport of baseball while wearing a Reds uniform than almost any other player who's set foot on the field in the Queen City.

Regardless of your personal beef with Rose, if you have one, there's no denying the talent that he when he laced up his cleats and came out of the dugout. Rose is synonymous with Reds baseball, and the former player/ manager had his jersey retired by the Reds in 2016.

Rose was, during his playing career, one of the best to ever do it. Rose won the NL MVP in 1973 and finished in the Top 10 for the award on nine other times. That's incredible. Rose was Rookie of the Year in 1963 and has many other accolades attached to his name.

Rose was a versatile fielder and won two Gold Gloves during his storied career. Rose was part of three World Championship teams, with two of titles coming during his time in Cincinnati. Rose also has a Silver Slugger and is three-time batting champion.

Pete Rose also has the record for most hit ever in a career with 4,256. Most fans of the Cincinnati Reds know exactly where they were when Rose hit No. 4,192. While he may not be honored by the baseball writers, Rose has statue outside Great American Ball Park and his No. 14 hanging above the concourse.