He had a daughter and a son with his wife Karolyn Englehardt, before they divorced in 1980. He broke Ty Cobb's record for career hits, and became the second player in MLB history to record over 4,000 hits.
One reason for this is that by hiring a player as a manager, the team could save money by paying only one salary.
17-time MLB All-Star and 1973 National League MVP nicknamed Charlie Hustle.
He became the all-time MLB hits leader with 4,256 in his career and later accepted permanent ineligibility from the game amidst accusations that he gambled on the sport while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds.
Rose removed himself from the 40-man roster after the 1986 season to make room for Pat Pacillo, unofficially retiring as a player, but remained as the Reds manager until he was banned from baseball following the release of the Dowd Report in 1989.
One criticism of the practice holds that the manager has enough to be preoccupied with during a game without playing.