Pete Rose Back in Baseball? ‘Charlie Hustle’ Joins Sports Network

Apr 20, 2015  •  Post A Comment

17-Time Major League Baseball All-Star Pete Rose, who received a lifetime ban from baseball back in 1989, will again be involved in the game as a part of the Fox Sports team.

The channel announced that it is bringing aboard “Charlie Hustle” — Rose’s nickname since his playing days — as a guest studio analyst. Rose is the all-time MLB hits leader and a three-time World Series champion.

In making the announcement, John Entz, executive vice president of production and executive producer for Fox Sports, said: “It’s obvious that Pete has a vast knowledge of baseball history, but what is equally impressive is how well-informed and opinionated he is about the game today. He’s one of the most popular players to ever put on a uniform and we have no doubt that people will truly enjoy his insight and enthusiasm.”

Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling on baseball has been a long-running controversy among fans and commentators. Representatives of the former Cincinnati Reds standout applied for Rose’s reinstatement last month.

Please click here for details about Rose’s career and his role with Fox Sports in the channel’s announcement.

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