Pete Rose Returns for One-Day Stint as Manager of Conn. Team
But the major league’s career hits leader was back in his element Monday, managing a baseball team, if just for one day.
The 73-year-old Rose served as guest skipper of the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League.
Rose was managing the Cincinnati Reds in 1989 when he agreed to a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for betting on baseball. He later admitted he bet on Reds games while running the team.
Rose could take this one-game job because the Bluefish are not affiliated with any major league team.
Rose says he’s relates to the Bluefish players, many of whom also are trying for a second chance in baseball.