Pete Rose Essay

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Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars Many individuals born in the twentieth century do not know who Peter Edward Rose Sr. is. He is often referred to as Pete Rose. He is a former player and manager in Major League Baseball. He started his career in 1963 playing for the Cincinnati Reds . He is most know for getting banned from baseball due to his obsession with gambling. To better understand Pete Rose it is necessary to look upon his past life. Pete Rose was born on April 14,1941. He was an older brother to Dave Rose and Jackie Schwier. His father, Harry Rose, was a major influence on Pete. He pushed him to be athletic at a young age. Pete was involved in baseball and football at Western Hills High School. After high school graduation he signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Pete Rose made his MLB debut on April 8, 1963. Pete Rose played for the Cincinnati Reds From 1963 to 1978. His 1975 performance was considered outstanding enough that he earned the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year and Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" award. In 1976 the Cincinnati Reds remain the only team since the expansion of the playoffs in 1969 to go undefeated in the postseason. Pete got married to his first wife, Korolyn Rose, in 1964. He had two kids with her and then their marriage fail apart and they got divorced in 1980. On December 6, 1978 Pete was offered a 3.2 million dollar contract to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, temporarily making him the highest-paid athlete in team sports. He accepted the offer and started to play for the Phillies in 1979.After the windup of the 1983 World Series, Rose was released by the Phillies. Months later, he signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Expos in 1984. Pete then got married to his second wife, Carol J. Wollung on April 11 1984. On April 13, 1984 Pete Rose joined Ty Cobb to

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