There it is. All the good, bad and ugly about MLB career hits leader Pete Rose. The question seems to linger over Rose, to this day, over a question of character. And for all of his failings, it should be pointed out that Rose's peers thought unbelievably highly of him during the majority of his playing career.
He was given the Hutch Award in 1968, for his "fighting spirit and competitive desire." He was given the Lou Gehrig Award in 1969 for "character and integrity." And finally, he was given the Roberto Clemente Award in 1975 as the MLB player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community baseball involvement and the individual's contribution to his team."
Love or hate him, Pete Rose is one of a kind.