Pete Rose is finally going into the Hall of Fame!
Well, sort of. He won’t be getting a bust in Cooperstown for the foreseeable future, but he will be forever enshrined in Cincinnati Reds’ lore. It was reported Tuesday morning that Rose will be inducted into his former team’s Hall of Fame.
Rose has been slapped with a lifetime ban from the sport of baseball since his involvement in a gambling scandal in 1989. He has since applied for reinstatement twice in 1992 and 1997, but was turned down both times.
Rose played for the Reds from 1963-1978 and managed the team from 1984-1989. He was named an All-Star 17 times and recorded 4,256 hits in his career.
The induction ceremony will take place June 24-26 during the team’s Hall of Fame weekend.
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