77 Facts About Pete Rose

1. Pete Rose is fifth from left in this 1955 class photo at Sayler Park Elementary.

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2. Pete Rose is sixth from left in the 1954 class photo of Sayler Park Elementary.

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3. Pete Rose is second from left in the back row of this 1959 Western Hills High School baseball team photo.

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4. Pete Rose is No 55 in the front row of this 1958 football team photo.

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5. Pete Rose wore No 55 as a halfback at Western Hills.

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6. Pete Rose remains on the ineligibility list despite numerous appeals.

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7. Pete Rose was a perennial Most Valuable Player candidate, finishing in the top 25 in voting 15 times in his career, winning the 1973 NL MVP after batting.

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8. Pete Rose added another World Series title as a member of the Phillies in 1980.

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9. Pete Rose was a member of the famed Big Red Machine that won back-to-back World Series titles in 1975 and 1976, and produced three Hall of Famers.

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10. Pete Rose was a 17-time All-Star selection, led the National League seven times in hits and plate appearances, three times in batting average and five times in doubles.

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11. Pete Rose had two children from that marriage, son Tyler and daughter Cara.

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12. Pete Rose published a book in 2004, "My Prison Without Bars", where he finally admitted to having bet on baseball games, though he firmly denied ever betting against his own team.

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13. In 1992, Pete Rose applied for reinstatement with Fay Vincent, and again in 1997 with Bud Selig.

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14. Pete Rose argued so intensely, that at one point he shoved Pallone.

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15. On May 5, 1978, Pete Rose became just the 13th player in major league history to join the 3,000 hit club with a single against the Montreal Expos.

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16. In 1964, it looked as though perhaps Pete Rose was just a flash in the pan.

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17. Pete Rose began his career 0-for-11, but tripled against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 13, 1963, for his first major league hit.

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18. Pete Rose played both football and baseball at Western Hill High School and, shortly after his graduation in 1960, signed with his hometown Cincinnati Reds.

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19. Pete Rose is a former Major League Baseball player and manager.

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20. In 1999 Pete Rose went to live in Boca Raton, Florida and opened a restaurant business as well as hosting a radio talk show.

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21. In 1984 Pete Rose went back to Cincinnati and traded with Tom Lawless player where he became the manager of the Reds team.

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22. At the age of 39, Pete Rose led his baseball team and batted.

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23. Pete Rose spent his early days learning as well as securing his reputation.

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24. Pete Rose is famously known as a manager and Former League Baseball player.

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25. In 1972, Pete Rose helped the Reds win Game Five of the World Series over the Oakland As, opening the game with a home run and driving in the winning run in the ninth inning with a single.

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26. Pete Rose was the backbone of the team and its spirited leader.

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27. In 1967, after four years at second base, Pete Rose was switched to the outfield to make room for future Hall of Famer Joe Morgan.

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28. Pete Rose became the sparkplug of a young team that was developing many stars.

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29. Pete Rose began his pro career in 1960 with the Geneva Red Legs of the New York-Penn League and spent several years laboring in the minors, cementing his reputation for energetic play.

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30. Pete Rose was born and raised in Cincinnati, the town where he would become famous on the ball diamond.

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31. Pete Rose applied for reinstatement to baseball in 1997, and after years of denying the charges, he finally admitted to betting on games just before the release of his 2004 autobiography, My Prison Without Bars.

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32. Pete Rose was born on April 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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33. Pete Rose has made four appearances at the Desert Classic, but none since 2010.

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34. Pete Rose already made news this year by switching to Honma equipment.

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35. Pete Rose was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1973, but finished in the top five vote-getters in 1968, 1969, 1975, and 1976.

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36. Pete Rose made his Fox Sports 1 debut on May 11, 2015.

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37. Pete Rose was briefly mentioned on WWE television again on August 27, 2012.

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38. Pete Rose was the first celebrity to go into the Hall, and was inducted at a ceremony prior to WrestleMania XX by Kane.

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39. In 2004, Pete Rose was inducted into the "Celebrity Wing" of the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004.

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40. Pete Rose apologized to Perez and other members of the Big Red Machine, stating, "I guarantee everyone in this room I will never disrespect you again.

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41. Pete Rose repeated his admissions in an interview on the ABC news program Primetime Thursday.

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42. Pete Rose admitted to betting on Reds games, but said he never bet against the Reds.

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43. Pete Rose would have been eligible for consideration by the Veterans Committee in 2007, but did not appear on the ballot.

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44. In September 1998, Pete Rose applied for reinstatement with Vincent's successor Bud Selig, but Selig never acted on it.

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45. Pete Rose began therapy with a psychiatrist for treatment of a gambling addiction.

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46. Pete Rose accepted that there was a factual reason for the ban; in return, Major League Baseball agreed to make no formal finding with regard to the gambling allegations.

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47. Pete Rose filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, the Ohio state trial court covering Cincinnati, alleging that the Commissioner had prejudged the case and could not provide a fair hearing.

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48. Pete Rose continued to deny all of the accusations against him and refused to appear at a hearing with Giamatti on the matter.

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49. Pete Rose fined Rose "a substantial amount"; the actual amount was not disclosed.

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50. Pete Rose had to be forcibly restrained by his own coaches as he came back at Pallone.

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51. Pete Rose vehemently argued the call and forcefully pushed the umpire twice with his shoulder and forearm knocking Dave Pallone several feet backward.

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52. Pete Rose finished his career with a number of Major League and National League records that have lasted for many years.

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53. On November 11, 1986, Pete Rose was dropped from the Reds' 40-man roster to make room for pitcher Pat Pacillo, and he unofficially retired as a player.

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54. In 2010, Deadspin reported Pete Rose used corked bats during his 1985 pursuit of Cobb's record.

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55. Pete Rose accumulated a total of 4,256 hits before his final career at-bat, a strikeout against San Diego's Rich Gossage on August 17, 1986.

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56. On September 11, 1985, Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all-time hits record with his 4,192nd hit, a single to left-center field off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show.

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57. Pete Rose played 95 games with the Expos, having 72 hits and 23 RBIs while batting.

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58. Pete Rose was granted an unconditional release from the Phillies in late October 1983.

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59. Pete Rose objected to manager Paul Owens' decision to bench him in a pre-game interview with Howard Cosell of ABC Sports.

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60. Pete Rose went 1-for-8 in the first two games in Baltimore and was benched for Game Three in Philadelphia, though he grounded out in a pinch-hitting appearance.

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61. Pete Rose had the worst season of his career in 1983, which was the season that the Phillies played in their second World Series in four years.

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62. Pete Rose was sour after the game; he blasted Garber and the Braves for treating the situation "like it was the ninth inning of the seventh game of the World Series".

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63. Pete Rose took full advantage of Rose's predicament by throwing him an off-speed pitch out of the strike zone, which Rose swung at and missed.

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64. Pete Rose faced Ron Reed and laid down a perfect bunt single to extend the streak to 32 games.

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65. On May 5, 1978, Pete Rose became the 13th player in major league history to garner his 3,000th career hit when he singled off of Montreal Expos pitcher Steve Rogers in front of 37,823 fans at home field Riverfront Stadium [3].

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66. Pete Rose was awarded the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year, as well as Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" award.

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67. In 1975, Pete Rose earned World Series MVP honors in leading the Reds to their first championship since 1940, a seven-game triumph over the Boston Red Sox.

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68. Pete Rose was on a team with many great players that included future Hall of Famers Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez, and he was viewed as one of the club's leaders.

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69. Pete Rose hit 33 doubles and 11 triples, drove in 82 runs, slugged.

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70. Pete Rose came back in 1965, leading the league in hits and at-bats (670), and finishing sixth in NL MVP balloting.

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71. Pete Rose entered the United States Army Reserves after the 1963 baseball season.

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72. Pete Rose made his major league debut on April 8, 1963 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field, and drew a walk in his first plate appearance.

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73. Pete Rose was a member of the Order of DeMolay as a young boy and was encouraged by his parents to participate in sports.

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74. Pete Rose was born April 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of four children born to Harry Francis "Pete" and LaVerne Rose.

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75. Pete Rose won both of his Gold Gloves when he was an outfielder, in 1969 and 1970.

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76. Pete Rose was a switch hitter and is the all-time MLB leader in hits, games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053), singles (3,215), and outs (10,328).

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77. Pete Rose played in Major League Baseball from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989.

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