Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 2, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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Who is Pete Rose? Is he Charlie Hustle, the all-American kid who never grew up, who pushed and stretched himself to get the most out of his limited talent, who would do anything in his power to win and to be a part of the game he loved? Or is he the bloated ex-athlete who broke baseball's one absolute taboo, and who was willing to drag down the whole structure of the sport to save himself?
In January 2004, Pete Rose publicly admitted to betting on baseball and began his controversial campaign to get himself off the ineligible list and into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His recently published autobiography, the baseball legend's selective telling of the truth, only furthers the myth and the mystery that surrounds him.
With a new, updated introduction by the author, and packed with interviews with Rose's family, his teammates, sportswriters, and police investigators, Hustle is the real, objective story of the life of Pete Rose.

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User Review  - jrapadas - LibraryThing

I read 223 pgs. This book is about the life of Pete Rose, who could be Charlie Hustle and did everything he could to be in the baseball Hall of Fame. He used every bit of his limited talent to make it ... Read full review

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User Review  - lateinnings - LibraryThing

A good look at the sad saga of Pete Rose. Read full review


Opening Day
Im Your New Second Baseman Mister
The Unnatural
Charlie Hustle
Chasing Legends
Playing the Press
Mr Cleans City
Teammates Wives and Lovers
What Baseball Knew
The Friends of Pete Rose
The Final Days
Afterword Index

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About the author (2005)

Michael Sokolove is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and their three children.

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