Want to know Pete Rose’s biggest mistake? It was not waiting until five years after his career to start managing.
If Rose had never been a player/manager, and if he had not started managing full-time as soon as he retired, and if he had waited five years AND THEN started managing, he’d be in the Hall of Fame today.
And, maybe, sure, he would have later bet on baseball as a manager and been banned from the game – as the rules clearly state.
But, he’d already have been voted to Cooperstown, I am sure – and celebrated when he went in…