Wed, 20 Oct 2010 01:07:43 -0700
Former Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies 1B Pete Rose told Associated Press reporter Joe Kay he gets what ex-Major League Baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti was talking about when he banned Rose from baseball for betting, and Rose says he is now contrite. "I'm kind of a hardheaded guy. That's probably the reason I got all those damn hits," Rose said. "It took me years to figure out what he was saying was to step forward and 'fess up and take responsibility for what you did. In the last several years, I finally get it. I understand."
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:45:36 -0700
The New York Daily News' Bill Madden reports Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is strongly considering reinstating all-time hits leader OF Pete Rose, in part, due to some lobbying from prominent Hall of Famers. Hall of Fame OF Hank Aaron, who is one of Selig's best friends, said publicly he would like to see Rose get in to the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame 2B Joe Morgan and OF Frank Robinson also said they'd like to see Rose reinstated.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:06:43 -0700
The Associated Press reports MLB commissioner Bud Selig is still reviewing former MLB OF Pete Rose's application for reinstatement. Rose, the career hits leader, agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an investigation concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while he managed the team. Selig has not provided a timetable for a decision on Rose's reinstatement.
Thu, 14 May 2009 09:59:04 -0700
ESPN.com reports retired OF Pete Rose said he would back New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez for the Hall of Fame after he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Rose also said that steroid use is worse than someone like himself betting on his own team to win. "When you take steroids you have a direct outcome of the game," Rose said. "That's the integrity of the game. And when you can change records when you do something illegal, it's just not right. Baseball records are sacred. If you do something illegal to surpass those records, it's just not good."
Wed, 28 May 2008 13:40:00 -0700
SportsIllustrated.com reports former MLB OF Pete Rose said on The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, May 27, that he bet around $2,000 per game on the Cincinnati Reds when he was the team's manager.
Sun, 30 Dec 2007 12:56:51 -0800
Malia Rulon, of the Gannett News Service, reports that an Ohio congressman and an attorney for former MLB IF/OF Pete Rose had worked for several weeks on a bill which would have allowed Congress to call on Major League Baseball to reinstate him. Neil Volz, chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Ney, said the idea to lobby for his reinstatement came after Rose was named to the All-Century Team in 1999. However, the proposed bill was never introduced because of Rose's reluctance to lobby Congress for the legislation, and it had never been reported until now. "We had it all ready to go, and (Rose) pulled the plug," Volz said. "We were willing to say it was all our idea, which it was, but he didn't want it to appear as if he was going over and asking for this."
Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:32:03 -0800
The Associated Press reports former 1B Pete Rose, in an interview with Dennis Miller that will air on the Versus cable network, called people who take steroids ones who have made a mockery of baseball. "I never thought anybody would make me look like an altar boy," Rose said. "I've been suspended 18 years for betting on my own team to win. I was wrong... but these guys today, if the allegations are true, they're making a mockery of the game."
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 12:58:44 -0700
ESPN.com reports former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose bet on the Reds "every night" when he was managing them because he believed in them so much. "I bet on my team to win every night because I love my team, I believe in my team," Rose said in an interview Wednesday, March 14. "I did everything in my power every night to win that game." Rose also said he would like to manage again and that it should be up to the individual owners whether he manages in the majors again.
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:05:47 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Kiesewetter reports former Cincinnati Reds 1B Pete Rose will be in attendance April 2 at the Great American Ballpark for Opening Day. Rose, who has an exhibit debuting this year in the Reds' Hall of Fame, bought two tickets for the game.
Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:08:24 -0800
The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports Cincinnati Reds owner Bob Castellini will not take up the case for former Reds 1B Pete Rose being reinstated to baseball and elected to the Hall of Fame, even though the Reds are opening a Rose exhibit in their Hall of Fame in March. "You can't read that into this," Castellini said. "We don't want to try to buck the commissioner on that. Pete deserves to be honored by the Reds Hall of Fame. And he is. About 15 percent of the exhibits involved Pete. He's an integral part of the (Reds) Hall of Fame."