Pete Rose is a retired MLB player and manager who is known by the nickname Charlie Hustle. He played for more than 20 seasons in the MLB and served as a manager for more than five years. He won many awards during playing career including three World Series rings. Let’s know more about him through this article.
What is Pete Rose famous for?
- A retired MLB player and manager.
Where is Pete Rose born?
Going back to his early life, Pete Rose was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in the year 1941 to his parents; Harry Francis and LaVerne Rose as Peter Edward Rose. He holds the American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. His childhood was awesome as his parents raised him in a friendly environment.
For education, He attended the Western Hills High School where he played baseball and football.
When did Pete Rose begin his sports career?
- Pete began his basketball career from his school days and continues his college year as well. Upon his graduation from high school, He signed a professional contract.
- During a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox in 1963, the Reds’ regular second baseman, Don Blasingame, pulled a groin muscle; He got his chance and made the most of it.
- He made his major league debut on April 08th, 1963, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field, and drew a walk in his first plate appearance. After going 0-for-11, He got his first Major League hit on April 13th, a triple off Pittsburgh’s Bob Friend. He hit .273 for the year and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award, collecting 17 of 20 votes.
- In April 23rd, 1964, road contest against the Houston Colt .45’s, He reached first base on an error in the top of the ninth inning of a scoreless game and scored on another error.
- To improve his batting, He played in the Venezuelan Winter League with Leones del Caracas team during the 1964-1965 offseason.
- He came back in 1965, leading the league in hits (209) and at-bats (670), and finishing sixth in NL MVP balloting. It was the first of his 10 seasons with 200-plus hits, and his .312 batting average was the first of nine consecutive .300 seasons.
- He had his best offensive season in 1969 when he set a career-high in batting (.348) and tied his career-best 16 homers.
- In 1973, He led the league with 230 hits and a .338 batting average en route to winning the NL MVP award and leading the Big Red Machine to the 1973 National League Championship Series against the New York Mets.
- On May 5th, 1978, He 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 the home field Riverfront Stadium.
- He had the worst season of his career in 1983, which was also the season that the Phillies played in their second World Series in four years. He batted only .245 with 121 hits and found himself benched during the latter part of the 1983 season when he appeared periodically to play and pinch-hit.
- On September 11th, 1985, He 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.
- On November 11th, 1986, He was dropped from the Reds’ 40-man roster to make room for pitcher Pat Pacillo, and he unofficially retired as a player. He finished his career with several Major League and National League records that have lasted for many years.
- After retiring as a player, He remained with the Reds as manager until August 24th, 1989. With a career record of 426-388 as a manager, He ranks fifth in Red’s history for managerial wins.
- Between 1998 and 2000, Rose appeared at World Wrestling Federation’s annual WrestleMania pay-per-view event, in what became a running gag.
- In 2004, Rose was inducted into the “Celebrity Wing” of the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004. He was the first celebrity to go into the Hall and was inducted at a ceremony before WrestleMania XX by Kane.
- On March 22nd, 2010, he was the guest host on WWE Raw, which was the last episode of Raw before WrestleMania XXVI. As his first order of business, he set up a match between Shawn Michaels and Kane, which Michaels won. Later that night, Kane attacked him offscreen.
- On April 16th, 2015, it was announced that he had been hired by Fox Sports to serve as a guest studio color analyst for MLB coverage on Fox and Fox Sports 1, appearing on the MLB on Fox pregame show as well as MLB Whiparound, America’s Pregame, and Fox Sports Live.
- Even as of June 10th, 2019, He has been barred from entering Great American Ball Park since it opened in 2003, despite it being played on the street-way named after him.
Is Pete Rose married or not?
Pete Rose has married twice to date. He was first married to his girlfriend, Karolyn Englehardt. The couple tied a knot on January 25th, 1964, and lived a marital life with for almost 16 years. The couple was blessed with two children named Fawn and Pete Rose Jr. Unfortunately, The couple got divorced in 1980.
After his divorce with the first wife, he was married to Carol J. Woliung in 1984. They stayed together in a marital relationship for more than two decades until 2011. With his second wife, he shares two children named son Tyler and daughter Cara.
After getting divorced from his second wife, he started dating Playboy Model named Kiana Kim, and the couple got engaged in 2011. So far, they are not married and still enjoying their love life together.
What is the net worth of Pete Rose?
Pete Rose is a retired basketball player who has earns the sum of a good amount of money and salary from his profession in the field of the sports industry. As per the online sites, his current estimated net worth said to be $30 million including his assets. However, his salary is yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Pete Rose?
Being a sportsman, Pete has an athletic body with 5 feet and 10 inches. His current weight is unknown. Similarly, he has a pair of black eyes and dark brown hair color. Apart from that, his other information is yet to be disclosed.