ABOUT THE BOOK
For the vast majority of professional baseball players, how they will be remembered by fans has been determined by the last time they leave the playing field. However, for Peter Edward Rose, despite holding one of baseball's most hallowed record of most career hits, his legend changed greatly following his playing career and, to a certain extent, is still being written today.
Rose had a playing career that rivals just about any other professional baseball player in the last 100 years. He collected 4,256 hits in his 24 years of playing. He played in 6 World Series, while winning 3 of them. He played in 17 All-Star Games, and was selected while playing 5 different positions (also a record). Rose also served as one of the few player-managers in baseball history.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Jeff Shand-Lubbers specializes in absolutely nothing yet still enjoys writing about a variety of topics, including current events, politics, baseball, survey research, technology issues, and anything else he finds even remotely interesting. After growing up in the Midwest he has spent the last few years moving from the east coast to the west coast before again finally settling on the east coast. His free time is spent waiting for the Detroit Tigers to finally win the World Series and keeping up with the endless energy of his 2 year old son.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Baseball's steroids scandal that unfolded during the 2000s brought to light many of the issues baseball faced with Pete Rose. Though betting on baseball and taking banned substances are two significantly different actions, many linked the two because in the minds of many both actions challenged "the integrity of the game." Rose remains banned from baseball by waiting until 2004 to admit that he had in fact bet on baseball. Some felt had he come clean much earlier he would have stood a much better chance of being reinstated. This was in some instances viewed as a possible lesson for those who were caught up in the steroids scandal but (others felt) they weren't being completely open about their actual involvement.
In 2006 a New Jersey auction house announced plans to put 30 signed baseballs for Pete Rose up for auction (Rose reportedly signed 300 of them in conjunction with admitting that he bet on baseball in 2004). But these baseballs were unlike any that had been made available before bearing Rose's signature. These baseballs included the inscription "I'M SORRY I BET ON BASEBALL" in block letters. The current asking price for these specific signed baseball varies, however there are currently some for sale on Amazon.com for $138.95.
The Pete Rose Scandal: How the All-Time Hits Leader Ruined Baseball
+ Background and upbringing
+ Major accomplishments and awards
+ Personal life
+ ...and much more
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Published May 8, 2012
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