Pete Rose Peter Edward Rose Sr.
Personal Info Birth April 14, 1941, Cincinnati, Ohio Professional Career Debut April 8, 1963, Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Crosley Field Team(s) As Player Cincinnati Reds (1963 - 1978) Philadelphia Phillies (1979 - 1983) Montreal Expos (1984) Cincinnati Reds (1984 - 1986) As Manager Cincinnati Reds (1984 - 1989)
Career Highlights Most career hits (4,256) Most career games played (3,562) Most career at bats (14,053) Fifth in career runs (2,165) Most career total bases, switch-hitter (5,752) (sixth overall) Second in career doubles (746) 44-game hitting streak (tied for 2nd longest in history) The NL MVP Award (1973) The NL Rookie of the Year Award (1963) 17 All-Star appearances Three World Series rings (1975, 1976, 1980) World Series MVP (1975) Fifth in career post season hits (86) Tenth in career post season total bases (118) Ninth in career post season at bats (268) Three batting titles Two Gold Gloves (1969 and 1970, both for outfield) Most seasons of 200 or more hits (10) Played 500 or more games at five different positions (only player to do so) Seven hitting titles Five game titles Five doubles titles Four baserunning titles Banned from baseball for life after violating Rule 21(d) (Gambling) Peter Edward "Pete" Rose Sr. (born April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio), nicknamed Charlie Hustle, is an American former player and manager in Major League Baseball who played from 1963 to 1986, best known for his many years with the Cincinnati Reds. Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time major league leader in hits (4256), games played (3562) and at bats (14,053). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequalled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B, 1B).
In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds; this included betting on and even against the Reds. After years of public denial, in 2004 he admitted to betting on but not against the Reds. After the initial ban the Baseball Hall of Fame had specified that individuals who are banned from the sport are ineligible for induction; those who were banned had previously been excluded by informal agreement among voters. The issue of his possible reinstatement and election to the Hall remains a contentious one throughout baseball.