Pete Rose: A Biography

Hardcover | September 30, 2004

byDavid M. Jordan

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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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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 int...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:178 pages, 9.56 × 6.22 × 0.7 inPublished:September 30, 2004Publisher:Greenwood Press (CT)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0313328757

ISBN - 13:9780313328756

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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