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Pete Rose
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Pete Rose is baseball's "Hit King," the Major Leagues' all-time leader in career hits. But some fans consider his off-the-field actions a black mark on the sport. Major League Baseball's investigations into Rose's gambling led to his lifetime banishment from the game--which, in turn, has barred him from otherwise--certain induction into the Hall of Fame. Rose brought to the sport an unparalleled drive to succeed. Now, people from every part of society debate the nature of his legacy. Baseball author David Jordan presents an even-handed look at Rose's life, career, and post-baseball life, and lets the reader decide for him- or herself. It has been said that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing in professional sports. Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters presents biographies on Greenwood's selection for the 12 best hitters in Major League history, written by some of today's best baseball authors. These books present straightforward stories in accessible language for the high school researcher and the general reader alike. Each volume includes a timeline, bibliography, and index. In addition, each volume includes a "Making of a Legend" chapter that analyses the evolution of the player's fame and (in some cases) infamy.
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A new biography on the most controversial player of our time, the Hit King, Pete Rose.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Acknowledgments Chronology of Pete Rose's Life and Career The River Rat from Anderson Ferry On the Way Up Rose as a Rookie Established Star Batting Champ A Spark for Cincinatti Putting It Together Cream of the Crop The Big Red Machine End of the Line in Cincinatti To the Phillies On Top Again Chasing Musial...and Cobb Return to Cincinatti Trouble Pete's Downfall The Hit King Appendix: Pete Rose's Career and World Series Statistics Bibliography

About the Author

DAVID JORDAN is president of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society and also lectures frequently on both baseball and the Civil War. He is the author of Occasional Glory: The History of the Philadelphia Phillies, The Athletics of Philadelphia: Connie Mack's White Elephants, 1901-1954, and A Tiger in His Time: Hal Newhouser and the Burden of Wartime Baseball.

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"[T]he perfect length for those "read a biography of these many pages" projects that teachers perennially assign. It would also serve any researcher well as a starting point for a project....Librarians should consider purchasing titles in this series to beef up their biography collections in anticipation of those annual assignments."-VOYA "[A] hard-hitting sports biography which presents the nature of his lasting legacy and his post-baseball life."-MBR Internet Bookwatch/The Bookwatch "�A� hard-hitting sports biography which presents the nature of his lasting legacy and his post-baseball life."-MBR Internet Bookwatch/The Bookwatch "�T�he perfect length for those "read a biography of these many pages" projects that teachers perennially assign. It would also serve any researcher well as a starting point for a project....Librarians should consider purchasing titles in this series to beef up their biography collections in anticipation of those annual assignments."-VOYA ?[A] hard-hitting sports biography which presents the nature of his lasting legacy and his post-baseball life.?-MBR Internet Bookwatch/The Bookwatch ?[T]he perfect length for those "read a biography of these many pages" projects that teachers perennially assign. It would also serve any researcher well as a starting point for a project....Librarians should consider purchasing titles in this series to beef up their biography collections in anticipation of those annual assignments.?-VOYA

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