August 16, 1984: Rose introduced as player-manager
The Reds acquired Pete Rose from the Montreal Expos, in exchange for Tom Lawless. Rose was officially introduced as player manager on August 16.
Rose returns to Reds as player managerNY Times/Pete Rose is returning to Cincinnati, his hometown, as playing manager for the Reds and will continue his pursuit of the legend of Ty Cobb.The 43-year-old switch-hitter was en route last night from San Francisco to Cincinnati, where he will be introduced today as the new manager of the Reds.
Rose would make his debut on Friday, August 17 at Riverfront Stadium vs the Cubs.