MLB Commissioner Expects ‘Conversation’ on Letting Pete Rose Into the Hall of Fame

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Pete Rose, 73, could possibly be eligible for the baseball Hall of Fame soon. The Hit King could have his name on the ballot as early as 2016, and be inducted by 2017.

The new Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, said Thursday (Feb. 5) that Rose’s lawyer has contacted him, and that he plans on having the conversation of letting Rose on the ballot.

The MLB all-time hits leader (4,256) was declared permanently ineligible from the MLB and banned from baseball in 1989 for gambling on games. Rose was managing the Cincinnati Reds at the time.

The argument that Rose should be eligible for the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY is that he wasn’t caught gambling until he was a coach, after he’d already retired from playing.

Whether or not the new commish has a conversation with Rose, we can all expect Rose to appeal for reinstatement.

What do you think? Should Rose be eligible for the Hall of Fame? He did get those hits as a player years before he was caught betting…


If you watched the Super Bowl last week, then you might have seen Pete Rose in the Sketchers commercial that aired.

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