Jewish author Kostya Kennedy explores one of the most provocative and fascinating athletes, and Americans, of modern times. The book examines Rose as an inspiring and uniquely talented baseball player who wound up with more base hits than anyone in baseball history; as the player whose shameless gambling on baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds led him to be permanently barred from the game and from baseball’s Hall of Fame; and as a beguiling showman now in the bristling evensong of his unique and original life. But the book also explores moral questions: What is the price of sin? And what is the nature of forgiveness? Times have changed since Rose was banished twenty-five years ago, and Rose, now 73 years old and making his living selling his autograph at a shop in a Las Vegas mall, remains both a beloved and polarizing figure. Does Pete Rose belong in the Hall of Fame? Today, 25 years after Rose’s banishment, that remains perhaps the most provocative question in sports.
Pete Rose: An American Dilemma
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
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