Charlie Hustle Takes a Fall: The Sad Story of Pete Rose

by Steve on March 21, 2011 · 0 comments

Pete Rose

Pete Rose diving for home.

March 21st - On this date in 1989, Sports Illustrated magazine broke the news that Pete Rose, had been gambling on professional baseball games.

Pete Rose played for the Cincinatti Reds from 1963 through 1986. He was known as "Charlie Hustle" due to the fact that he sprinted to first base even if he was walked. He was also known for diving head first when stealing bases - something that's become common since Rose's day.

It's unfortunate that even though Pete won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 17 All-Star appearances at five different positions, he is not eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In a time when major league baseball players get away with chemically cheating through steroids, gambling on some games (none of which he was involved in) - it seems Pete Rose got a raw deal.

He's still quite popular with collectors, as you can see below.

Check out these current Pete Rose Collectibles:

2012 Leaf Living Legend Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose Autograph Auto Card AU 21
2012 Leaf Living Legend Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose Autograph Auto Card AU 21
$9.56 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 57m
Add to watch list
2014 LEAF Q SPORTS HEROES PETE ROSE AUTO ON CARD ALL TIME HIT KING
2014 LEAF Q SPORTS HEROES PETE ROSE AUTO ON CARD ALL TIME HIT KING
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Add to watch list
Pete Rose 1978 1983 Lot of 7
Pete Rose 1978 1983 Lot of 7
$3.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 32m
Add to watch list
PETE ROSE ROOKIE CARDS REPRINTS AWESOME 1963 1964 TROPHY RC ROOKIE CASE REDS
PETE ROSE ROOKIE CARDS REPRINTS AWESOME 1963 1964 TROPHY RC ROOKIE CASE REDS
$1.25
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $1.25
Add to watch list
6 1986 TOPPS PETE ROSE 2 THRU 7
6 1986 TOPPS PETE ROSE 2 THRU 7
$0.80 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 7m
Add to watch list
1965 Topps Pete Rose psa5
1965 Topps Pete Rose psa5
$36.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 52m
Add to watch list

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Privacy
Site Meter