New York (Aug. 30, 2004) -- The Internal Revenue Service has hit banned baseball bad boy Pete Rose with a nearly $1 million federal tax lien that it says he owes for tax years dating back to 1997.

An IRS lien, filed in Florida's Broward County courthouse, says 62-year-old Rose, also known as Charlie Hustle, owes Uncle Sam a total of $973,693.28 for the years 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, according to The Smoking Gun, which has posted a copy of the lien to its Web site, http://www.thesmokinggun.com.

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