Pete Rose

Peter Edward Rose known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and manager. Rose played in Major League Baseball from 1963 to 1986, managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1989. Rose was a switch hitter and is the all-time MLB leader in hits, games played, at-bats and outs, he won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five positions. Rose won both of his Gold Gloves when he was an outfielder, in 1969 and 1970. In August 1989, Rose was penalized with permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while he played for and managed the Reds. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the "permanently ineligible" list from induction, after excluding such players by informal agreement among voters. After years of public denial, Rose admitted in 2004 that he bet on the Reds.

The issue of Rose's possible reinstatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains contentious throughout baseball. On June 22, 2015, ESPN concluded its own investigation of Rose and determined that he had bet on baseball while still a player–manager; the results of the investigation were made public and revealed the records of bets that Rose had made on baseball. U. S. federal authorities had seized the records from one of Rose's associates. Rose is the only person to be placed on the ineligible list by mutual agreement. Rose was born April 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, one of four children born to Harry Francis "Pete" and LaVerne Rose, he was a member of the Order of DeMolay as a young boy and was encouraged by his parents to participate in sports. He played football at Western Hills High School. Although Rose was small for his age, he earned the starting running back position on his freshman football team; when he was not promoted to the varsity football team in his sophomore year, Rose was dejected and soon lost interest in his studies.

At the end of the school year, Rose's teachers decreed he would have to attend summer school or be held back. His father decided it would be better for Pete to repeat a year of school than miss a summer playing baseball, it would give Pete an extra year to mature physically. When Rose reached his senior year, he had used up his four years of sports eligibility. In the spring of 1960, he joined the Class AA team sponsored by Frisch's Big Boy of Lebanon, Ohio, in the Dayton Amateur League, he compiled a. 626 batting average. This would have been the pinnacle of Rose's baseball career if not for the help of his uncle Buddy Bloebaum. Bloebaum was a "Bird dog" scout for the Reds and he pleaded the case for his nephew; the Reds, who had traded away a number of prospects who turned out to be good, decided to take a chance on Pete. Upon his graduation from high school, Rose signed a professional contract. During a spring training game against the Chicago White Sox in 1963, the Reds' regular second baseman, Don Blasingame, pulled a groin muscle.

During another spring training game against the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford gave him the derisive nickname "Charlie Hustle" after Rose sprinted to first base after drawing a walk. Despite the manner in which Ford intended it, Rose adopted that nickname as a badge of honor. In Ken Burns' documentary Baseball, Ford's teammate Mickey Mantle claimed that Ford gave Rose the nickname after Rose, playing in left field, made an effort to climb the fence to try to catch a Mantle home run, about a hundred feet over his head, according to Mantle. According to Mantle, when he returned to the dugout, Ford said "Hey, did you see ole Charley Hustle out there trying to catch that ball?". Rose made his major league debut on April 8, 1963, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field, drew a walk in his first plate appearance. After going 0-for-11, Rose got his first Major League hit on April 13, a triple off Pittsburgh's Bob Friend, he hit.273 for the year and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award, collecting 17 of 20 votes.

Rose entered the United States Army Reserves after the 1963 baseball season. He was assigned to Fort Knox for six months of active duty, followed by six years of attendance with a 478th Engineering Battalion USAR unit at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. At Fort Knox, he was a platoon guide and graduated from United States Army Basic Training on January 18, 1964, one week before his marriage to Karolyn Englehardt. Rose remained at Fort Knox to assist his sergeant in training the next platoon and to help another sergeant train the fort's baseball team. In his Fort Thomas service, Rose served as a company cook which entailed coming in early for the one weekend/month meeting so that he could leave early enough to participate in Reds home games. Other Reds players in the unit included Johnny Bench, Bobby Tolan, Darrel Chaney. In an April 23, 1964, road contest against the Houston Colt.45's, Rose reached first base on an error in the top of the ninth inning of a scoreless game, scored on another error. The Colt.45s lost the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and Ken Johnson became the first pitcher to lose a complete game no-hitter.

Rose was benched. In order to improve his batting, Rose played in the Venezuelan Winter

Maurice Riordan

Maurice Riordan is an Irish poet and editor. Born in Lisgoold, County Cork, his poetry collections include: A Word from the Loki, a London-based collection, a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, it received the Michael Hartnett Award. His anthologies include A Quark for Mister Mark: 101 Poems about Science, a collaboration with Jon Turney, an anthology of ecological poems Wild Reckoning edited with John Burnside, Dark Matter edited with astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell, he has edited a selection of poems by Hart Crane in Faber's'Poet to Poet' series. He has translated the work of Maltese poet Immanuel Mifsud, his collection for children The Moon Has Written You a Poem is adapted from the Portuguese of José Jorge Letria. In 2004 he was selected as one of the Poetry Society's'Next Generation' poets, he was Poetry Editor of Poetry London from 2005 to 2009 and Editor of The Poetry Review from 2013 to 2017. Riordan was educated in St. Colman’s College, University College Cork and McMaster University, Canada.

He has taught at Goldsmiths College and at Imperial College and is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University. He lives in London. A Word from the Loki, Faber 1995 Floods, Faber 2000 The Holy Land, Faber 2007 The Water Stealer, Faber 2013 The Moon Has Written You a Poem, Winged Chariot 2005 A Quark for Mister Mark, Faber 2000 Wild Reckoning, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2004 The Best of Irish Poetry, Southword 2006 Dark Matter: Poems of Space, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2008 Hart Crane: Selected Poems, Faber'Poet to Poet' 2008 The Finest Music: Early Irish Lyrics in Translation, Faber 2014 Confidential Reports, Southword 2005 The Play of Waves, Arc 2017 Maurice Riordan recording on The Poetry ArchiveMaurice Riordan guest on BBC's Private PassionsMaurice Riordan author page on the Faber & Faber website

Antje Vowinckel

Antje Vowinckel is a Berlin-based German sound artist, radio artist, musician. Antje had flute and piano lessons as a child playing the flute in a student orchestra and keyboards in a blues band. After completing her studies in literature and sociology, she held a radio editorial internship and worked for one year as a radio play producer for the Südwestrundfunk in Baden-Baden, Germany; the focus of Antje's work is on the musicality of the spoken word—for example, with the melodies in dialects and endangered languages, with streams of automatic speaking, a playful method of continuous and instantaneous verbal reactions to an environment. In recent years, she has created sound performances, such as Organ and Objects for electric organ and amplified objects, live performances for automatic speaking. Since 2000, Antje has been living in Berlin, she works as a freelance director, author and performer, moving from text to music. Her works have been broadcast on numerous public radio stations, such as Südwestrundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Schweizer Radio, Österreichischer Rundfunk, Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, 702 ABC Sydney, Yleisradio.

Her works have been presented at numerous festivals, including the Donaueschinger Musiktage, Prix Italia, Biennale Bonn, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Festival Musica Contemporanea Alicante. Her piece "Call Me Yesterday" has been presented in 16 countries. 2000: Prix Europa for Daily Soap 2011: ZKM Prize "Ferrari recouté" for Ferrari entre Antje Vowinckel professional website Antje Vowinckel – Novel In Glass Antje Vowinckel – Terra Prosodia Antje Vowinckel in: NRW Literatur im Netz