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Pete Rose Returns for One-Day Stint as Manager of Conn. Team

PETE ROSEBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Pete Rose’s jersey was too big, and he was wearing dress pants as he exchanged lineup cards at home plate.

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.

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  • Mattie Kingori

    Bum..but damn he was good!

  • Publicdole

    Yep OK for the State to offer gambling to families for all the revenues they can get but when an individual uses his own money to gamble that qualifies for a lifetime ban and disregard for his performance between the lines. Our entire Society is based on a double or triple standard. Nothing but BS. He should be in the Hall of Fame.