Pete Rose, a former manager and star of the Cincinnati Reds, will soon be going to bat for the city's school system.
Mr. Rose, now serving a five-month sentence for tax evasion at the federal prison camp in Marion, Ill., will serve out part of his 1,000 hours of court-ordered community service as an instructor assistant for the physical-education department, according to a district spokesman.
The slugger is expected to divide his time among five inner-city schools teaching pe and health classes, the spokesman said, but final details have not yet been worked out.
When school closes for the summer, he is expected to continue his community service at the city's youth centers.
Mr. Rose's sentence is due to end Jan. 7.
Three distinguished educators have won the 1990 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education.
The winners are James P. Comer, associate dean of the Yale University School of Medicine and Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale's Child Study Center; Clark Kerr, president emeritus of the University of California; and Richard C. Wallace Jr., superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Each received a cash award of $25,000 for his contributions to the field.
The annual prize was established in 1988 in celebration of the publisher McGraw-Hill's 100th anniversary. It is named for the corporation's chairman emeritus, who is the founder and president of the Business Council for Effective Literacy.