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Pete Rose is a famous ex-baseball player and baseball manager. He enjoyed worldwide fame when he played from 1963 until 1986. However, Rose did not leave the baseball game when he retired, because he started working as a manager even when he was still an active baseball player.
Rose was born on April 14, 1941 in Ohio. His parents encouraged him to play sports, which would explain his success in baseball. His talent became pretty clear when he started to play baseball and football at Western Hills High School.
Pete Rose started his career playing for the Cincinnati Reds in 1963, and remained part of their team until 1978. When second baseman Don Blasingame pulled a muscle during a game, Rose finally got a chance to prove himself and never looked back since. After leaving the Cincinnati Reds, Rose started playing for the Philadelphia Phillies until 1983.
Rose retired on November 11, 1986 when he was dropped from the Redsí 40-man roster. He remained somewhat successful as a manager, but soon problems would arise for the once successful baseball player. On April 20, 1990, he pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Rose did not report his income from selling autographs, memorabilia and horse race winnings. Rose was convicted to five months in the United States Penitentiary in Illinois and got a $50,000 fine.
The famous baseball player had a pretty turbulent personal life as well.
Rose married two times and is known as a bit of a ladies man. Rose married his first wife, Karolyn Englehardt on January 25, 1964. The couple had two kids, Fawn and Peter Rose Jr. In 1978, a paternity suit came to light claiming that Rose was the father of Morgan Erin Rubio. Rose later acknowledged Rubio as his daughter, but eventually leading to a divorce. Rose and Englehardt divorced in 1980.
Rose married a second time to Carol J. Woliung in 1984. The couple also had two children, Tyler and Carol. Peter Rose filed for divorce in 2011. While he was married to Carol, Rose had an open relationship with Kiana Kim, a playboy model.