Pete Rose

United States

Baseball

B: April 14, 1941

Baseball's All Time Hits Leader.

Rose holds the major league record with 4,256 hits, but is barred from entering the Hall of Fame following his 1989 banishment from the game due to gambling on baseball. Rose was a native of Cincinnati, and was signed by the Reds in 1960. He made his debut with the Reds in 1963 and hit .273 for the season and captured the Rookie of the Year Award. He led the National League in hitting in 1968, '69 and '73 and in hits seven times (1965, '68, '70, '72, '73, '76 and '81). He came up as a second baseman but moved to the outfield in 1967 and won the Gold Glove Award in 1969 and '70. He moved to third base in 1975 and first base in 1979 when he started playing for the Philadelphia Phillies. Rose won the National League M.V.P. in 1973, batting .338 with 230 hits and 115 runs scored. He led the Reds to World Series titles in 1975 and 1976, and was the 1975 World Series M.V.P., batting 370. That same year he also won the Hickok belt as the top professional athlete of the year and was named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year." In 1978, he tied a National League record by hitting safely in 44 consecutive games. The following year he became a free agent and signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, helping the franchise win it's only World Series in 1980. After playing a part of the season with the Montreal Expos, Rose returned to Cincinnati as player/manager in August of 1984. The following season, on September 11th he broke Ty Cobb's record with his 4,192nd hit. On August 24, 1989, he voluntarily accepted a permanent place on baseballís ineligible list. Rose accepted that there was a material reason for the ban; in return, Major League Baseball agreed to make no finding of fact with regard to the gambling allegations and on the provision that baseball would cease exploring Rose's activities, and that after one year Rose could reapply for reinstatement. In addition, the agreement explicitly stated that Rose was neither admitting nor denying any wrongdoing. In 1990, he plead guilty to filing false income tax returns and spent five months in jail. For accepting placement on the ineligible list, Rose also gave up his opportunity for induction into the Hall of Fame. In a 2004 autobiography, Rose admitted to betting on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds, he also said he bet on reds games, but never against the Reds. His son, Pete Rose, Jr. played eleven games with the Reds in 1997. Rose finished his career with records for hits (4,256), games (3,562), at bats (14,053) and singles (3,315). He also holds a professional sports record for playing in 1,972 winning games. Rose was selected to 17 All-Star teams. He was named as athlete #56 by ESPN's SportsCentury, Rose was also selected to Major League Baseball's All-Century team.


SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1974 Preliminary 3

3

27

$6,200

Bowling
1974 Final

8

10

$3,000

None
1976 Superteams Baseball Preliminary

1

 

$6,400

 
1976 Superteams Final

2

 

$4,900

 
TOTALS

 

37

$20,500

1


PERSONAL BESTS 
Tennis

3rd

1974 Preliminary 3
1974 Final
Swimming - 50 Meters
40.22
1974 Preliminary 3
Weight Lifting

210

1974 Final
Bowling

185

1974 Preliminary 3
Golf - 9 holes

61

1974 Final
100 Yard Dash

11.19

1974 Preliminary 3
Obstacle Course

27.35

1974 Final
Points Scored

27

1974 Preliminary 3

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