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Peter Edward Rose was born April 14, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pete's father, who played semi-professional football, was his biggest influence and encouraged him to play sports as a young boy. Pete spent his childhood playing baseball with friends and later played for his local little league team and at Western Hills High School. After graduation, he signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds and was assigned to play for the Reds minor league team in Geneva, New York. He improved his game, and was promoted through the ranks of the Reds organization for the next couple of years.

By the start of the 1963 season, Rose was the regular at second base. His hard working style prompted Hall-of-Fame Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford to label him "Charlie Hustle," a nickname that he would be known by for the rest of his career. He hit .273 that season and played in nearly every game. He was rewarded for his efforts that season and was named National League Rookie of the Year in 1963.

Rose's playing flourished from 1965 to 1973. He consistently batted over .300, and he was an important component to the "Big Red Machine" that dominated the National League in the 1970s. During this time, he played on four league champions and two World Series winners. In 1975 he was named the World Series MVP, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and The Sporting News Man of the Year.

As a free agent in 1978, Rose signed to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. Similar to his days with the Reds, he was instrumental on the Phillies pennant winning teams in 1980 and 1983 and led the team to the World Series Championship in 1980.

Prior to the 1984 season, Rose signed to play with the Montreal Expos. That relationship, however, was short lived. He was given the chance to return to the Reds during the summer of 1984. Once he was told that he could both act as a manager as well as play, his decision was made. On August 16, 1984, he was again a Cincinnati Red. On September 11 of the following year, he established his place in baseball history when he set the all-time major league hit record of 4,192 breaking Hall of Famer Ty Cobb's mark of 4,191. He totaled an amazing 4,256 hits by his retirement.

Rose retired from baseball after the 1986 season, but his days with the Reds were not over. He served as manager from 1985 to 1988, helping the Reds to four consecutive second place finishes, and to this day is considered one of the best managers in baseball.

Rose currently lives in Florida and California. He has four children: Fawn, Pete Jr., Tyler and Kara.


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Age: 76 years old
Birthday: April 14, 1941
Height: 5' 11"
Nickname: Charlie Hustle
Full Name / Real Name: Peter Edward Rose
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Wife: Carol J. Wollung (4/11/1984, filed for divorce, 2 children)
Karolyn Rose (1/25/1964 - 1980, divorced, 2 children)

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