Pete Rose was born as Peter Edward Rose in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 14, 1941. He received the nickname Charlie Hustle while playing in the major leagues.
He signed with the Cincinnati Reds in the National League. He spent three seasons in the minor league. He was named Rookie of the Year at the end of the 1963 season. He received the National League’s Most Valuable Player award in 1973.
The Sporting News named him as the Player of the Year from 1970 to 1979. In 1979 he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and won the World Series in 1980 with the team. He went to the Montreal Expos in 1984, but he was traded back to the Reds. He became the team’s player-manager. He retired as a player in 1986, but he managed the team until 1989.