Nov 12, 2022
Pete Rose is the all-time MLB hit king with 4,256 hits — but he is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Instead, Rose is banned from Major League Baseball, thus ineligible for the Hall of Fame, because he bet on baseball games during his playing and managerial career with the Cincinnati Reds.
Rose has applied for reinstatement four times, and has been denied each time, including as recently as 2020.
But he recently wrote a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, asking to take him off baseball's ineligible list.
"I have apologized many times, both for betting on baseball games while managing the Cincinnati Reds and then for denying that I did," he wrote. "I am writing today for three reasons. First, because at my age I want to be 100% sure that you understand how much I mean it when I say that I’m sorry. Second, to ask for your forgiveness. And third, because I still think every day about what it would mean to be considered for the Hall of Fame."
Source: Fox News