Pete Rose Speaks About His Meeting with Commissioner Manfred for Reinstatement

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CINCINNATI, OH. — Former Reds legend, Pete Rose, recently spoke with Fox News Sports about his meeting with Commissioner Rob Manfred during the MLB All-Star Game July 2015. Rose recently spoke on FOX Sports 1’s MLB Whiparound about their meeting and his first impressions of the commissioner. Source: Fox News Sports.
“I got to meet him at the All-Star Game when we were over there with FOX working the game,” Rose said. “What I liked about the commissioner just from my five or six minute meeting was he seemed to be a fan … He was a great guy and he just seemed like a real fan of the game of baseball and that’s what you need from a commissioner. Not only to make decisions, but to be a fan of the sport and I think Rob is.”
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Pete Rose’s case for reinstatement is still pending review, but Commissioner Rob Manfred recently stated that he hopes to have a decision on Rose’s case by the end of the year.
“We are in the process of finalizing our review of the files,” Manfred told WTEM radio. “We had a conversation about scheduling a meeting with Mr. Rose. After that meeting I will give Mr. Rose a decision that will happen before the end of this year.”

Pete Rose, nicknamed “Charlie Hustle,” is a former player and manager for the Cincinnati reds. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from 1984 to 1989. Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at-bats (14,053) and outs (10,328). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and also made 18 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B & 1B). In August 1989, three years after he retired as a player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds, including claims that he bet on his own team. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the “permanently ineligible” list from induction, after previously excluding such players by informal agreement among voters. In 2004, after years of public denial, Rose admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds. The issue of Rose’s possible re-instatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains controversial.
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