During another spring training game against the New York YankeesWhitey Ford gave him the derisive nickname "Charlie Hustle" after Rose sprinted to first base after drawing a walk. Rose made his major league debut on April 8, Opening Day against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Fieldand drew a walk in his first plate appearance.
Getty Images It is best to get the basics out of the way first with Pete Rose: He doesn't come off baseball's ineligible list, he doesn't get to be a manager or coach again, he doesn't get to be back on the field for anything except ceremonial occasions, and never in uniform.
He gambled on baseball when he managed the Reds and got caught and then lied about his gambling for years. Pete got himself on that list the way he got all those hits. He still belongs on the Hall of Fame ballot.
marks the twenty-sixth year that Pete Rose has been banned from baseball — one of the sport’s greatest controversies, and in many respects, one of its most disappointing revelations. Mar 18, · Pete Rose was a transformational player. He helped define an era in baseball. With more records than my aunt Nancy, he is one of the greatest players of all time. Despite that, Rose . CLEARWATER, Fla. – Pete Rose's Major League Baseball career is irreparably linked to gambling. Rose, 75, has not been eligible for the selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame since
Once he gets on that ballot, if he ever gets on, then it is up to the voters to decide about him. The voters should make that decision, not the Hall's board, which last week upheld Rule 3E, a rule written for Pete Rose after he was first placed on baseball's ineligible list, and one that states that any player on the ineligible list cannot be considered for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The unofficial name, and far more accurate name, is the Pete Rose Rule. It was conceived for him, Pete rose in the hall of for him, upheld once again by the Hall's board last week. So Cooperstown is still being kept safe from year-old Peter Edward Rose except when he shows up for some cheesy autograph signing.
Who is baseball's all-time hit king, who is someone now immortalized as if he needed any more immortalizing in Cincinnati with a bronze statue of him -- making his iconic headfirst dive -- outside Great American Ballpark.
Costas has been making this case since before what will always be known as the steroids era; before there was the kind of debate we have now about Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and the rest of the known or alleged users of performance-enhancing drugs. At least those names are on the ballot.
At least the voters get to make the determination about them. The name of Pete Rose, who got 4, hits in the big leagues, has never been on the ballot, and might never be. It was the late George Carlin who once sent me a letter about Rose, and explained, as only George could, about how he thought baseball should deal with Pete Rose.
That'll piss him off. He has been voted onto the game's All-Century team, been honored by the Reds, become a part of Fox Sports' baseball coverage. He just can't get on the Hall of Fame ballot.
You may recall that Commissioner Rob Manfred reaffirmed Rose's lifetime ban, and properly so, in December of This was part of the statement he issued at the time: Rose's eligibility as a candidate for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
In fact, in my view, the considerations that should drive a decision on whether an individual should be allowed to work in Baseball are not the same as those that should drive a decision on Hall of Fame eligibility.
Rose's eligibility for the Hall of Fame is one that must take place in a different forum. Let the voters, and not the Hall's board, provide a reckoning about what Rose did both on and off the field. Put him on and leave him on for 10 years, as long as he is maintaining the 5 percent threshold that keeps a player's name on the ballot.
You have to start the clock at zero, no matter how long he's been retired, because his name wasn't on the ballot in the first place. So I know you can split hairs and be lawyerly and put Pete in a different category.
But if you're being logical, in a fair-minded world, it's clear that Pete remains on an island where only he exists.
I'm not saying the public gets to decide this, or that they're always right. But they've been able to perceive what a bunch of guys in suits haven't: That Pete Rose was no saint or no angel, and he did what they said he did with gambling when he managed the Reds.Pete Rose's gambling on baseball games in which he was involved justifies his ongoing banishment, but he should have his day before Hall of Fame voters.
Jun 14, · The Baseball Hall of Fame's decision to not let Pete Rose on the ballot may be the final blow for Rose's hope to be honored with the rest of baseball's greats. marks the twenty-sixth year that Pete Rose has been banned from baseball — one of the sport’s greatest controversies, and in many respects, one of its most disappointing revelations.
Jun 14, · The Baseball Hall of Fame's decision to not let Pete Rose on the ballot may be the final blow for Rose's hope to be honored with the rest of baseball's greats. Jul 28, · Watch video · Pete Rose might be banned from baseball and the Hall of Fame. But he's still in Cooperstown for this year's induction ceremony .
But it’s Rose’s noteworthy omission from the Hall of Fame itself, that single hall of bronze plaques honoring the game’s immortals, that fuels one of the most passionate debates in sports. Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds after making his nd hit, breaking Ty Cobb's record, on September 11,