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The Banishment of Pete Rose: A Baseball Legend’s Fall from Grace

On February 4, 1991, the baseball Hall of Fame management group voted, unanimously, to ban Pete Rose from entering.

The player with the most hits in the history of the Major Leagues (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053), singles (3,215) and strikeouts (10,328) cannot be with the greatest baseball players.

It turns out that, after a career full of success as a player, he was part of The Great Red Machine of the Cincinnati Reds, where in addition to being a great hitter, he was an athlete who left everything on the diamond.

He played 24 seasons, the last three as player-coach, was named Rookie of the Year (1965) and participated in 15 All-Star Games, winning the Major League championship in 1975, 1976 and 1980.

In 1989, MLB commissioner Peter Ueberroth and National League president Bart Giamatti, father of renowned actor Paul, met with Pete in February 1989 to discuss allegations that Rose was betting on baseball games.

Following an investigation in which it was determined that Rose placed bets between $2,000 and $10,000, he agreed to be placed on the list of players with a ban from being part of the Major Leagues.

From there the Hall of Fame makes its decision and despite several attempts, Rose – 82 years old – remains an uncrowned legend.

2024-02-03 17:59:28
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