Pete Rose will get a chance into one Hall of Fame, just not the Major League Baseball’s. The Cincinnati Reds announced that Rose will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Rose now 74, was banned from baseball in 1989, but he denied gambling on baseball as a player and manager for the Reds up until 2004.
In 2015, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he will upheld Rose’s lifetime ban from the game for gambling. The Reds made it very clear that the MLB’s all-time hits leader belongs in their Hall. As part of their June 24-26 Hall of Fame weekend, the Reds will also retire Rose’s No. 14 jersey, hold a 40-year reunion of the 1976 world champion Reds and have a banquet where Rose will receive the red sportcoat Hall members wear.
Rose played for the Reds from 1963 to 1978 and 1984 to 1986, acting as both a player and a manager from 1984 to 1986 and continuing as just a manager until 1989. As a player, he was part of the “Big Red Machine” that won two World Series. Rose passed Ty Cobb as career hits leader with No. 4,192 on Sept. 11, 1985, and he finished his career with 4,256 hits. At the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark, he was named one of the franchise’s living legends.