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Pete Rose is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989.

Pete Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at bats (14,053), singles (3,215), and outs (10,328) He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and also made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions (1B, 2B and 3B and LF and RF.)

In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the “permanently ineligible” list from induction, after previously excluding such players by informal agreement among voters. In 2004, after years of public denial, Rose admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds.  The issue of Rose’s possible reinstatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains a contentious one throughout baseball.

Pete Rose was born April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of four children born to Harry Francis “Pete” and LaVerne Rose. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay as a young boy, and was encouraged by his parents to participate in sports.Pete-Rose-2

He played baseball and football at Western Hills High School. Although Pete Rose was small for his age, he earned the starting running back position on his freshman football team. When he was not promoted to the varsity football team in his sophomore year, Rose was dejected and soon enough lost interest in his studies. At the end of the school year, Rose’s teachers decreed that he would have to attend summer school or be held back.

Harry Rose decided that it would be better for Pete to repeat a year of school than miss a summer playing baseball. Plus, it would give Pete an extra year to mature physically. When Pete Rose reached his senior year, he had already used up his four years of sports eligibility, so in the spring of 1960, he joined the Class AA team sponsored by Frisch’s Big Boy of Lebanon, Ohio in the Dayton Amateur League. He played catcher, second base and shortstop and compiled a .626 batting average. This would have been the pinnacle of Rose’s baseball career if not for the help of his uncle Buddy Bloebaum.

Bloebaum was a “Bird dog” scout for the Reds and he pleaded the case for his nephew. The Reds, who had recently traded away a number of prospects who turned out to be very good, decided to take a chance on Pete. Upon his graduation from high school, Pete Rose signed a professional contract.


  • Most Career Hits 4,256
  • Most Games Played 3,562
  • Most AB’s 14,053
  • Most Singles 3,315
  • Most Total Bases Switch Hitter 5,752
  • Most Seasons 200 or more hits 10
  • Most Seasons 600 or more AB’s 17
  • Most Seasons 150 or more games played 17
  • Most Winning Games 1,972
  • 5 hits or more in Games 10XS
  • Only major league Player in History to Play 500 Games at 5 Positions
  • 1B(969) 2B(634) 3B(634) LF(671) RF(595)
  • Most 20 Games or more hitting streak 7XS
  • Most Total Times on base 5,929


  • Most Doubles 746
  • Longest Consecutive Game Hitting Steak (44 Games) 1978
  • 1963 ROY
  • 1973 NL MVP
  • 1975 WS MVP
  • 17X All star at 5 positions
  • 1B, 2B, 3B, LF and RF
  • 3 X NL Batting Champ 1968-1969-1973
  • All Century Team 1900-2000
  • 4 Hits or More in Game 73 Times
  • Gold Glove 1969-1970
  • Most Extra Base Hits by Switch Hitter 1,041

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