By: Logan Lacey
Not a Perfect Sport
Baseball is a great sport with great players. Not all of them are perfect though. Pete Rose is one of those bad decision makers.
Meet Pete Rose
Born April 14, 1941, Pete Rose came to the world in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rose didn't play the sports his dad played. According to bio.com, he played baseball and football in high school and signed with the Cincinnati Reds.
After Career Suspicion
After his playing career, Rose made history with most career hits with 4,256 according to espn.go.com. He was also a 17-time All-Star nominee. He ended up a coach for the Reds too, but had a suspicion. everyone thought he was gambling.
No one else was involved, but Pete Rose was banned from baseball for life and not eligible for the Hall of Fame. Not only was this a sad and depressing time for Pete Rose himself, but to all his fans, family, and teammates.
Today, everyone has mixed feelings for him. Some people dislike him, and others think he should be granted another chance. You got to remember though: He's one of many other players that's made bad decisions such as Barry Bonds (steroids) or Mark McGwire (also steroids).
Pete Rose Today
Pete Rose now works for FOX sports as an analyst and broadcaster. Why even in this year's All-Star Game, Pete Rose got a warm welcome as he was introduced on the field of his former team, the Cincinnati Reds. He's especially trying to apologize to everyone he let down.
Is Pete Rose truly sorry? That's a question only he can answer. But one thing for sure is that he's one of baseball's greatest stories.