Pete Rose Jr. is also known as Peter Edward “PJ” Rose Jr. He is a former professional baseball player and manager from the United States. Pete Rose Jr. spent the majority of his career in the minor levels, except for a brief run with the Cincinnati Reds in 1997. Rose has since managed several teams in affiliated and independent minor league baseball.
Pete Rose Jr. is the son of Pete Rose Sr., the all-time hits leader in Major League Baseball. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB), most famously as a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine, who swept the National League in the 1970s.
Pete Rose Jr.: Bio Summary
|Pete Rose Jr
|Date of birth
|November 16, 1969
|55 years old, as of 2024
|Place of birth
|Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Pete Rose, Karolyn Englehardt
|LaVerne Rose, Harry Francis Rose
|Jacqueline Rose, Caryl Rose
|Fawn (daughter), half-siblings: Chea Courtney, Tyler Rose, Morgan Erin Rubio
|$3 million, approximately
Who is Pete Rose’s son, Pete Rose Jr?
Pete Rose Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Pete Rose and Karolyn Englehardt on November 16, 1969. As of 2024, he is 55 years old. He has one sibling, Fawn, and two half-siblings: Chea Courtney and Tyler. Pete Rose, his father, is the all-time hit leader in Major League Baseball.
Rose was frequently seen on national television as a batboy for his father’s teams during his childhood. Rose spent time in the Phillies clubhouse with Aaron Boone, Bret Boone, Ryan Luzinski, and Mark McGraw when his father joined the team in 1979.
He appears with his father on a 1982 Fleer baseball card (#640) captioned “Pete & Re-Pete; Pete Rose & Son” when he was twelve years old. As a youngster, on September 11, 1985, he made an emotional on-field appearance live on ESPN to celebrate with his father when Rose Sr. shattered Ty Cobb’s career-hit record.
Rose used to play baseball for Bridgetown, a Cincinnati suburb. He went on to become a regular in baseball’s minor leagues. He began his professional baseball career in 1989 when he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and assigned to the Erie Orioles of the New York-Penn League. In 1990 he joined the Carolina League’s Frederick Keys of Class A.
In 1992, he was a member of the Columbus Red Stixx of the South Atlantic League’s Class A. He returned to the Carolina League in 1993, this time with the Prince William Cannons (Woodbridge, Virginia – White Sox affiliate). Rose was signed by the Chicago White Sox in April 1994.
Rose’s best minor league season was in 1997 when he was 27 and playing for the Chattanooga Lookouts. For the Lookouts, he hit 308 in 112 games, with 25 home runs, 98 RBIs, 31 doubles, and 75 runs scored. Later that year, Rose was called up to the Cincinnati Reds for his lone major – appearances.
He hit .143 in 11 games for the Reds, but was widely shown on popular sports highlight shows when he copied his father’s famous crouching batting stance during the first pitch of his first Major League at-bat.
The younger Rose’s two MLB hits gave him and his father a total of 4,258 hits, the fourth-most by a father and son team, trailing only Bobby and Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr., and Gus and Buddy Bell. The Roses are also the only father-and-son team in professional baseball history to have more than 6,000 hits in both the majors and minors, with 6,467 at the end of 2009.
Rose and three teammates hit for the rare “homer cycle” in one inning in 1998, while playing for the Indianapolis Indians of the International League. Rose opened the inning with a solo home run; three at-bats later, Jason Williams hit a three-run home run; four batters later, Glen Murray hit a grand slam; and two batters later, Guillermo Garcia hit a two-run shot to complete the cycle.
Rose joined the White Sox coaching staff in 2011 and was named manager of their Appalachian League (rookie league) affiliate in Bristol. In 2013, he was promoted to the Pioneer League, where he had an affiliate in Great Falls, Montana. After one season, he was promoted to Kannapolis, North Carolina’s lower-A South Atlantic League squad.
Rose was hired as manager of the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball on February 16, 2016. The team announced in 2017 that his contract will not be renewed.
Who is Pete Rose Jr.’s parent?
Karolyn Englehardt and Pete Rose married on January 25, 1964. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last long, they divorced in 1980 after 16 years of being together.
Does Pete Rose Jr. have siblings?
Pete Rose Jr. is not the only child of his parents, he has a sister called Fawn Rose and two half-siblings: Chea Courtney Rose, and Tyler Rose.
How much does Pete Rose Jr. make per year?
Baseball player salaries can vary greatly. The typical professional baseball player earns roughly $3 million per year. Top professional baseball players can earn up to $25 million each year. Given this, Rose is predicted to make between $3 million and $5 million every year.
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What is Pete Rose Jr.’s net worth?
Pete Rose Jr. is reported to be worth $3 million. Rose Jr. is also the all-time leader in games played, at-bats, singles, and outs in Major League Baseball.