Pete Rose, Jr. - Childhood


Rose Jr. was often shown on national television during his childhood years as a batboy for his father's teams. When Rose joined the Phillies in 1979, Pete Jr. spent time with Aaron Boone, Bret Boone, Ryan Luzinski, and Mark McGraw in the Phillies clubhouse. He appeared on a 1982 Fleer baseball card (#640) titled "Pete & Re-Pete; Pete Rose & son" with his father; he was twelve at the time. As a teenager, on September 11, 1985, he made an emotional on-field appearance live on ESPN to celebrate with his father after Rose Sr. broke Ty Cobb's record for most career hits. Rose Jr. graduated from Oak Hills High School.

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