On Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies announced that the team will not be celebrating Pete Rose this weekend. Originally, they were going to be handing out Pete Rose bobblehead dolls and Pete Rose commemorative prints and bestowing the team’s “highest honor” on the former hitting star by making him the 39th inductee into the Phillies Wall of Fame. But why did it ever even get this far? Read more »
Last year, Philadelphia Phillies legend Pete Rose sued attorney John Dowd for statements Dowd made suggesting that Rose had had sex with underaged girls, an accusation that Rose has denied. And now, Dowd’s attorney has produced a signed declaration from one woman who alleges that Rose had sex with her when she was a minor and he was in his mid-30s. Read more »
The wins just keep on piling up for old Charlie Hustle here in Philadelphia. World Series in 1980, Phillies Wall of Fame in 2017 and now a federal court judge based in our fair city has ruled that a defamation lawsuit Pete Rose filed last year may move forward, according to court documents Philly Mag obtained from the U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania’s Eastern District. Read more »
The Phillies announced on Monday that Pete Rose will be honored on August 12th as the 39th inductee into the franchise’s Wall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.
In August 1989, then-Major League Baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti (yes, Hollywood actor Paul’s father) placed Rose on the permanently ineligible list amid accusations that the Hit King bet on games while serving as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
That ban had kept Rose from receiving his proper due until a recent change of heart by current commissioner Rob Manfred, who paved the way for Charlie Hustle to be honored by his former teams. Read more »
We think it’s fair to say that Pete Rose isn’t a big fan of John Dowd. In addition to his work as a defense lawyer, where he represented an Army official in the Iran-Contra hearings and Sen. John McCain when he was accused of improprieties, Dowd was also the guy who investigated betting allegations against Rose in the 1980s, an investigation that led directly to Rose’s lifetime ban from Major League Baseball in 1989. Twenty-seven years later, the former Phillies great is taking Dowd to court. Read more »
Former Phillie Pete Rose, famed baseball player but not Hall of Famer, has listed his Sherman Oaks, Calif., house for $2.15 million. The reality TV star‘s custom Spanish-style home boasts a covered patio with outdoor kitchen, bar, and dining and seating areas, all accessible through double doors in front of the foyer.