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Overview (4)

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Birth NamePeter Edward Rose
Nickname Charlie Hustle
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pete Rose was born on April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Peter Edward Rose. He is an actor, known for The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams (1974), WrestleMania XIV (1998) and WrestleMania XX (2004). He was previously married to Carol Woliung and Karolyn Rose.

Spouse (2)

Carol Woliung (11 April 1984 - 2011) (divorced) (2 children)
Karolyn Rose (25 January 1964 - 31 July 1980) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (37)

Father of Chea Courtney
Born at 5:45am-EWT.
Banned from baseball (placed on the "permanently ineligible" list) by Commissioner Bart Giamatti in 1989 for gambling on baseball games, and is therefore not eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Has appeared in three WWF WrestleManias, where he fought pro wrestler Kane each time.
Played for the National League's Cincinnati Reds (1963-1978 & 1984-1986), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-1983), and Montreal Expos (1984).
Graduated from high school in 1959.
Was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1963. Voted the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1973.
Scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning of the 1970 All Star Game when he collided violently with catcher Ray Fosse of the Cleveland Indians.
Is the only major leaguer to play at least 500 games each at five different positions. Began his career as a second baseman, then played right field, left field, third base, and finally first base.
Holds the all-time career record for base hits with 4,256.
Was a self-taught switch hitter; batted only lefthanded during the final few years of his career.
Became player-manager of the Reds in 1985. Retired as a player after the 1986 season, but stayed on as manager until he was banned from baseball in 1989.
Was voted among the 100 greatest baseball players of all time and was allowed to participate in the ceremony, being granted a one-time exception to his lifetime ban from baseball.
Led the National League in batting in 1968 (.335), 1969 (.348), and 1973 (.338).
Was the first player who hit for average, as opposed to power, to reach the $100,000 salary plateau.
Son Pete Rose Jr. made his Major League Debut with the Reds in 1997.
Got the nickname "Charlie Hustle" during a spring training game against the New York Yankees in his rookie season (1963). Rose drew a walk and sprinted to first, prompting Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to yell from the dugout, "There goes Charlie Hustle!" The nickname stuck.
Traded from the Montreal Expos back to the Reds in August of 1984 and immediately named player-manager. Played and managed until 1987, then just managed for two more seasons.
Only player to play in the MLB All-Star Game at five different positions (second base, right field, left field, third base, and first base).
Struck out looking in his final career at-bat against Rich Gossage of the San Diego Padres in 1987.
Cincinnati Reds Career Games Played Leader (2,722).
Cincinnati Reds Career At Bats Leader (10,934).
Cincinnati Reds Career Runs Leader (1,741).
Cincinnati Reds Career Hits Leader (3,358).
Cincinnati Reds Career Doubles Leader (601).
Cincinnati Reds Career Total Bases Leader (4,645).
Cincinnati Reds Career Walks Leader (1,210).
In January 2003, admitted to betting on baseball games, including Cincinnati Reds games when he was the team's manager.
His uniform number 14 was retired by the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League. This was done by the team to honor Rose since the Cincinnati Reds cannot retire his uniform number due to his banishment from baseball.
WWE Hall of Famer.
Named as Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" for 1975.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 155, pages 368-370. Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2007.
Brother of Dave Rose and Jackie Schweir.
Named his second son after Ty Cobb, whose all-time hit record Rose broke on 11 September 1985 off of Eric Show.
In April 1990, Rose pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to report income from gambling and memorabilia sales. He served five months in prison, three months in a halfway house, and one thousand hours of community service assisting gym teachers in Cincinnati's schools.
Fiance of Kiana Kim.
Denied reinstatement into Major League Baseball by new commissioner Rob Manfred. Rose was banned in 1989 after admitting he bet on Cinicinnati Reds games when he was playing for the team. Manfred clarified the decision does not affect Rose's eligibility for the Hall of Fame, which is not owned by Major League Baseball. The Hall of Fame's board of directors voted in 1991 to ban those on the permanently ineligible list from the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot. [December 14, 2015].

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