There are two things in this world Pete Rose loves most. Baseball and Pete Rose. Not necessarily in that order.
I spent a lot of time with Rose. I first interviewed him in 1979, for Philadelphia Magazine, right after he signed with the Phillies. I would go on that year to do The Playboy Interview, the one that created national headlines, with Rose talking of the easy use of amphetamines in the Phillies’ locker room.
In this first never-before-heard interview, with his pal Larry Bowa in the room, I asked Rose who he thought was the best player in baseball.
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Copyright 2012 by Maury Z. Levy. This interview may not be used, in whole or in part, without permission.