If Pete Rose Enters the Hall of Fame, Shoeless Joe Jackson Must Follow

Posted: 12th November 2009 by Jesse Motiff in MLB
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Commissioner Bud Selig recently sat down with Bob Costas for an interview that aired on the MLB Network. Among the topics discussed was the possible inclusion of Pete Rose in the baseball Hall of Fame. The topic of Rose and his possible admittance into the Hall has been one of baseball's most hotly debated issues since his lifetime suspension in 1989 by former commissioner Bart Giamatti. He voluntarily accepted the ban from Giamatti, but after Giamatti's death, Rose had said that it was planned between the two that Rose would only serve a one-year suspension and then apply for reinstatement. In the past few years the case for Rose's induction has gained momentum. After finally admitting to gambling in his book, My Prison Without Bars, many spoke up on his behalf, saying it was time for th ...

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