The Rosebuds at 1963 Cincinnati Reds

May 10, 1997

Lineup Card Linescore Scoresheet Boxscore Pitching Notes MCP Comments

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.

Lineup Cards

1Don StengerLFFriend of Pete rose; convicted felon
2Steve Chevashore1BGambling associate of Pete Rose
3Danita Marcum3BPaul Janszen's girlfriend
4Ron PetersCFGambling associate of Pete Rose
5Reuven KatzRFPete Rose's lawyer
6Tommy GioiosaSSFriend of Pete Rose; convicted felon
7Mike Bertolini2BBusiness associate of Pete Rose
8Michael FryCFriend of Pete Rose; convicted felon
9Paul Janszen
PFriend of Pete Rose; convicted felon

1963 RedsPosInfo
1Gordy Coleman1B1963 Batting Avg.- .247
2Pete Rose
2B1963 Rookie of the Year; batting avg- .273
3Tommy HarperLF1963 Batting Avg.-.260
4Frank RobinsonCF1963 Batting Avg.- .313
5Johnny EdwardsC1963 Batting Avg.- .259
6Bob SkinnerRF1963 Batting Avg.- .253
7Gene Freese3B1963 Batting Avg.- .244
8Leo CardenasSS1963 Batting Avg.- .235
9Jim MaloneyP1963 Won-Loss Record- 23-7; Earned Run Avg. -2.77


Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
Rosebuds 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 7 11 1
1963 Reds 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 11 3


Rosebuds-7 at 1963 Reds-2

DP-Double Play; E-Error; FO-Fly Out; GO-Ground Out; HR-Homerun
K-Strikeout; LO-Lineout; T-Triple; W-Walk; - Single; = Double


Rosebuds at 1963 Reds

AB-At Bats; H-Hits; HR-Homeruns
RBI-Runs Batted In; B AVE-Batting Average

Pitching Details

W-Won; L-Lost; IP-Innings Pitched; H-Hits
R-Runs ER-Earned Runs; W-Walks; K-Strikeouts

Game Notes

Homeruns Bertolini,Chevashore
Triples Harper
Doubles Fry, Katz
Harper, Maloney
Errors Rosebuds-1 (Gioiosa)
'63 Reds-3 (Rose-3)
Doubleplays Rosebuds-3
Left-on-Base Rosebuds-11
'63 Reds-9

Stolen Bases none
Caught Stealing none
Umpires Giammati, Vincent, Dowd
Game Time 3 hours, 31 minutes
Attendance 35,001


Most Cosmic Player (MCP)
Steve Chevashore


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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CBA Personal Game- The Rosebuds at 1963 Cincinnati Reds
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