|The Rosebuds at 1963 Cincinnati Reds|
This Personal Cosmic Game pits the Rosebuds, a team consisting of former friends and associates of Pete Rose against the 1963 Cinicinnati Reds. Rose won the National League Rookie of the Year Award that season. Twenty-six years later Rose was banished from baseball for allegedly gambling on baseball games. Many of the Rosebud players were implicated in the disgrace of Pete Rose.
Because he has been put on Baseball's ineligible list, alongside Shoeless Joe Jackson, Rose cannot be elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.
For more information about Pete Rose and his problems, visit the Cosmic Baseball Association's Special Plate on The Pete Rose Hall of Fame Controversey.
Rosebuds Pos Info 1 Don Stenger LF Friend of Pete rose; convicted felon 2 Steve Chevashore 1B Gambling associate of Pete Rose 3 Danita Marcum 3B Paul Janszen's girlfriend 4 Ron Peters CF Gambling associate of Pete Rose 5 Reuven Katz RF Pete Rose's lawyer 6 Tommy Gioiosa SS Friend of Pete Rose; convicted felon 7 Mike Bertolini 2B Business associate of Pete Rose 8 Michael Fry C Friend of Pete Rose; convicted felon 9 Paul Janszen P Friend of Pete Rose; convicted felon
1963 Reds Pos Info 1 Gordy Coleman 1B 1963 Batting Avg.- .247 2 Pete Rose 2B 1963 Rookie of the Year; batting avg- .273 3 Tommy Harper LF 1963 Batting Avg.-.260 4 Frank Robinson CF 1963 Batting Avg.- .313 5 Johnny Edwards C 1963 Batting Avg.- .259 6 Bob Skinner RF 1963 Batting Avg.- .253 7 Gene Freese 3B 1963 Batting Avg.- .244 8 Leo Cardenas SS 1963 Batting Avg.- .235 9 Jim Maloney P 1963 Won-Loss Record- 23-7; Earned Run Avg. -2.77
DP-Double Play; E-Error; FO-Fly Out; GO-Ground Out; HR-Homerun
K-Strikeout; LO-Lineout; T-Triple; W-Walk; - Single; = Double
AB-At Bats; H-Hits; HR-Homeruns
RBI-Runs Batted In; B AVE-Batting Average
W-Won; L-Lost; IP-Innings Pitched; H-Hits
R-Runs ER-Earned Runs; W-Walks; K-Strikeouts
'63 Reds-3 (Rose-3)
|Umpires||Giammati, Vincent, Dowd|
|Game Time||3 hours, 31 minutes|
|Most Cosmic Player (MCP)|
Pete Rose's former friends and associates beat up on him and his team pretty well. Rose himself must have felt jittery around so many of the people he felt betrayed him. He committed an unbelievable three fielding errors. Even so, ever the hitmeister, Rose had two singles in four at bats.
The Rosebuds simply pounded Reds starter Jim Maloney. And Rose's chief nemesis, Paul Janszen, the man who testified that Rose did indeed bet on baseball games, controlled the Reds to just two runs despite yielding 11 hits.
The Rosebuds displayed very competent fielding, turning three doubleplays during the game. Steve Chevashore, one of Rose's bookmakers, gets the game's Most Cosmic Player award for his three-for-four performance at the plate that included a homerun, two singles and four runs batted in.
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