Rose Back For A Day To Manage Minor League Squad
Pete Rose returns to manage a baseball team, but just for one game.
The 73-year-old Rose, who has the most career hits in major league history, is scheduled to skipper the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League tonight. The former player and Cincinnati Reds manager agreed to a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball in 1989. He later admitted that he bet on Reds games while running the team. Rose can take this one-game job because the Bluefish are not affiliated with any major league team. He has occasionally appeared at official events since his ban, with permission. Bluefish officials say the Atlantic League is all about giving people second chances.