CHICAGO (AP) - Pete Rose Jr., the son of the career hits leader
who is banned from baseball, will run a rookie league team of the
Chicago White Sox.
Rose Jr. played 21 seasons of minor league baseball with several
organizations, including the White Sox. He appeared in 1,918 minor
league games and had a .271 batting average. He was originally
drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th round in 1988.
He will run the Bristol, Va., affiliate in the Appalachian
In 1997, Rose Jr. got a small taste of the big leagues with the
Cincinnati Reds - his father's primary team when he played - when
he appeared in 11 games, going 2 for 14.
Chicago also said Joe McEwing will manage the Triple-A team in
Charlotte, moving up from Class A Winston-Salem, and former Blue
Jays star Devon White, with 346 career steals, will be a
base-running instructor in the minors.