Pete Rose rips MLB's stance on gambling again
Pete Rose doesn't know when or if Major League Baseball will ever lift its ban and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame.
Why does he feel that way?
"Baseball isn't good for second chances - at least not for gamblers,"
Rose said. "It is for people who take drugs, people who beat their
wives, for people who drink alcohol."
The all-time hits leader made the comments in front of 300 people at
the National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati. The event's theme
was "Making Cincinnati a City of Redemption".
Rose accepted a permanent suspension from Major League Baseball as
gambling allegations mounted against the former player/manager in 1989.
The ban makes him ineligible for the Hall of Fame.
In return for Rose voluntarily accepting the ban, the league agreed
not to make a formal announcement of what it found in relation to the
Rose has not been elected to the Hall of Fame, despite being the
all-time leader in hits, (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053)
and outs (10,328).
With one Most Valuable Player award, three batting titles and 17
All-Star appearances to his credit, Rose has also yet to see his No. 14
retired by the Cincinnati Reds - as ruled upon by Major League Baseball.
For what it's worth, only Pete Rose Jr. has worn that number since the elder Rose left the club.