Major League Baseball will not be reinstating Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose. The "New York Times" reports commissioner Rob Manfred has chosen to leave Rose's lifetime ban from the sport in place.
The all-time hit king was banned for betting on baseball while managing the Reds in the 1980's. Rose met with Manfred at the MLB offices in September to plead his case for reinstatement, and Manfred said he would make a ruling by the end of the year. Rose denied betting on the game for nearly 15 years before finally coming clean in 2004. "Charlie Hustle" finished his playing career with 4,256.
Fans took to Twitter to debate whether or not the all-time hit king should be reinstated.
As a guy who loves baseball, I cannot deny Pete Rose's talent. Greatest hitter ever without a doubt, epitome of a hustler. But...— Nick Sciulli (@N_sciulli) December 14, 2015
Major League Baseball needs to reinstate Pete rose back into the game already— Tunechi (@bigbaldmike3) December 14, 2015
Don't feel bad for Pete Rose anymore— Brendan Barasch (@BBarasch_5) December 14, 2015
I've always thought Pete Rose deserved to be in HOF, served his time...but after reading statement from Manfred I don't feel sorry for him.— Jared J Tekulve (@Tekulve3) December 14, 2015
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