As far as dealing with lack of truth and integrity in the world (one of the purposes of this blog, which is why I have the Hebrew word "Emmet" as part of the blog's name), there is an online article which cites claims of proof that Pete Rose used a corked bat in his chase to break Ty Cobb's hit record (which he only broke by 67 hits!).
There are questions as to whether cork in the bat actually helps a player get more hits, but it was certainly against the rules to use such a bat when Pete Rose was playing (and I believe that it is still against the rules). It is simply disgusting that even in sports people lacking integrity look for dishonest shortcuts to win and set records; and these days, with the steroids scandals, there are so many baseball records that are in question that, in my opinion, it becomes very demeaning to the sport.
Here is a link to the online article which brought this to my attention:http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Does-it-really-matter-at-this-point-if-Pete-Rose;_ylt=Am9G8hNK0UZ.mHwP.4dDW1IRvLYF?urn=mlb,246560