February 16, 2014

Pete Rose

cover image of Pete Rose
An American Dilemma
Kostya Kennedy

In this sure-to-be-controversial biography, the assistant managing editor of Sports Illustrated reflects on the life and career of Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader. Kennedy argues that Pete Rose is a walking contradiction: one of the hardest working and most beloved players on the field, but also a fallible person whose own choices led to his fall from glory. "Even now, 25 years into his exile (from the sport and the National Baseball Hall of Fame), Rose remains a figure who stirs uncommon passion, righteousness, and indignation,” Kennedy writes.