Pete Rose

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
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Profession: MLB Player and Manager

United States of America

Biography: Nicknamed "Charlie Hustle", he 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, and one Most Valuable Player Award.

Three years after he retired as an active player, he 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.

Born: April 14, 1941
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1964-01-25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt
  • 1980-07-31 Karolyn Englehardt divorces baseball manager Pete Rose (39) after 16 years of marriage
  • 1984-04-11 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

Historical Events

  • 1963-03-10 MLB infielder Pete Rose debuts with Cincinnati at spring training in Tampa, Florida; hits in his first 2 at bats
  • 1963-04-13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
  • 1963-11-26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1968-11-13 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP
  • 1973-06-19 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves
  • 1973-10-08 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson
  • 1973-11-21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP
  • 1975-10-22 Baseball World Series: Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4-3 at Fenway Park for 4 games to 3 series win; MVP: Reds switch hitter Pete Rose
  • 1977-07-24 Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
  • 1978-05-05 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1978-07-24 Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
  • 1978-07-25 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
  • 1978-07-31 Cincinnati infielder Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his hitting streak to 44 games as Reds edge Atlanta Braves, 3-2; ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old NL record
  • 1978-08-01 Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose's NL record hitting streak at 44 games
  • 1978-11-04 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available
  • 1978-12-05 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player
  • 1979-08-05 Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single in a 5-2 home loss vs Pirates
  • 1979-09-24 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
  • 1980-05-11 Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies
  • 1981-06-10 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
  • 1981-08-10 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
  • 1982-06-20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
  • 1982-06-22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • 1982-08-14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
  • 1982-08-18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • 1983-08-24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
  • 1984-04-13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get 4,000 hits in a career
  • 1984-06-29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1984-07-26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,502nd single
  • 1984-07-27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,503rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • 1984-08-17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
  • 1985-05-11 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
  • 1985-05-22 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
  • 1985-09-08 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits
  • 1985-09-11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
  • 1988-05-02 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an umpire
  • 1989-02-21 Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
  • 1989-03-20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
  • 1989-08-24 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
  • 1989-11-03 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games
  • 1990-04-20 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income
  • 1990-07-19 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion
  • 1990-08-08 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
  • 1991-01-09 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball
  • 1991-02-04 Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due to his betting on games while a player and manager

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