Pete Rose Jr. out as independent league team manager

WICHITA, Kan. -- The Wichita Wingnuts independent baseball team won't be bringing back Pete Rose Jr. as team manager, they announced Tuesday.

Rose, the son of former Cincinnati Red Pete Rose, joined the Wingnuts as manager in February 2016. He led the team to a pair of American Association Championship Series, losing both times to the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The team had a 122-77 regular season record and 10-7 postseason record with Rose.

Rose played minor league baseball for most of his career as a player, though he did play 11 games for the Reds in the '90s. 

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"Me and my family love Wichita, it’s an amazing place with outstanding fans," Rose said. "We had a good two-year run, and we left it all out on the field with no reason to hang our heads."

The team said they're looking for a new manager.

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