Phillies first baseman Pete Rose looks over a children’s book by teammate Tug McGraw as he sits in the club’s locker room at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
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 »
L: Pete Rose in 2015. R: John Dowd at a 1989 hearing about his investigation into Rose. | Photos via AP
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 »
Jun 1979; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1979 season at Riverfront Stadium prior to his game against the Cincinnati Reds. | Photo By Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY
Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader who has been suspended from baseball for a quarter-century because he bet on baseball, will not be reinstated. The news was first reported today by the New York Times. Read more »
Backyard exterior of Pete Rose’s home
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.
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