Baseball’s all-time hit king, Pete Rose joined FOX Sports as an MLB analyst in 2015. He joins Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and Kevin Burkhardt to form one of the most charismatic studio crews in sports. Their studio show during the 2016 MLB postseason took home an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Studio Show – Limited Run.
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More than three decades after he last played in the MLB, Rose remains one of the game’s all-time greatest players. He holds a whopping 14 Major League records, including most career hits (4,256), most games played (3,562) and most total times on base (5,929). He holds the distinction of being the only player in MLB history to play 500 games at five different positions – first base, second base, third base, left field and right field.
During a Spring Training game in his rookie year against the Yankees, Rose sprinted to first base after drawing a walk, prompting Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford to bestow on Rose the moniker “Charlie Hustle,” a nickname that would become a hallmark of his playing style over the next quarter century. Rose gritted his way to a .273 average his rookie year and took home National League Rookie of the Year honors. In 1978, he put on one of the great hitting displays of the modern era when he recorded a hit in 44 straight games, giving Joe DiMaggio’s record 56-game hitting streak a run for its money. By the end of his career, Rose firmly entrenched himself among the all-time greats, winning the National League MVP, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards, the Roberto Clemente Award, three NL batting championships, and three World Series titles in addition to 17 All-Star Game selections.
Given name Peter Edward Rose Sr. … Engaged, Fiancée’s name is Kiana … Has five children – Fawn, Pete Jr., Morgan, Tyler and Cara.