Pete Rose is making his case to the Baseball Hall of Fame in an effort to get on the ballot 27 years after agreeing to a permanent ban from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his time as a player and manager for the Cincinnati Reds.
On Wednesday, USA Today's A.J. Perez shared a copy of a letter Rose's attorneys, Raymond Genco and Mark Rosenbaum, sent to the Hall of Fame :
We are writing to respectfully request that Pete Rose be treated exactly the same way that every other Major League Baseball (MLB) player and manager has been treated from the start of the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting in 1936 until 1991.
Let me say one thing up front: I don’t believe that Pete Rose should ever be reinstated into Major League Baseball. Rose gambled on his team while as a player and a manager, the cardinal sin of not just baseball but professional spo...
I want you to ask yourself this, what Major League Baseball players deserve to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Does Pete Rose deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? How about Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, or Roger Clemens? Maybe even one ...
Pete Rose has appealed directly to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in an effort to restore his eligibility to be elected. In a seven-page letter to the Hall's president … Click to Continue »
Pete Rose has argued that the lifetime ban he agreed to was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.