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Name: Pete Rose                                                                     
Born: 14 April 1941                                                                 
Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, Sr. (born April 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio),           
nicknamed Charlie Hustle, is a former player and manager in Major League           
Baseball. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, best known for his many years with the     
Cincinnati Reds. Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in     
hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at bats (14,053), and outs (10,328). He 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 an unequaled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B, and 1B). Rose's           
nickname, "Charlie Hustle", was given to him for his play beyond the "call of       
duty" while on the field. Even when being walked, Rose would run to first base,     
instead of the traditional walk to base. Rose was also known for sliding           
headfirst into a base, his signature move.                                         
In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to   
permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on         
baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds; some accusations claimed   
that he bet on, and even against, the Reds. After years of public denial, in       
2004, he admitted to betting on, but not against, the Reds. After Rose's ban was   
instated, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the "permanently 
ineligible" list from induction. Previously, those who were banned (most notably,   
Shoeless Joe Jackson) had been excluded by informal agreement among voters. The     
issue of his possible re-instatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains a     
contentious one throughout baseball. Rose is also in the WWE Hall of Fame Class     
of 2004.