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Commissioner Manfred to Consider Request from Pete Rose

Can the story of baseball be told without Pete Rose?

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Baseball’s all-time hit king Pete Rose has sent a formal request to new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in an attempt to have his lifetime ban lifted. According to reports, Manfred will consider the Rose’s request “on its merits.”

There's a lot of support from fans for Rose's ban to be lifted.

There’s a lot of support from fans for Rose’s ban to be lifted.

Rose, now 73 years old, tried unsuccessfully to gain leniency from former-commissioners Bud Selig and Fay Vincent but his efforts were never considered. Manfred is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame board, but stated that he has not had discussions with other members regarding Rose’s inclusion.

“Honestly, I don’t think people should read any disposition into what I’m saying about this. I see it as a really simple thing. He’s made a request,” Manfred said. “Part of my obligations under the major league constitution is to deal with those requests, and I’ll deal with it.”

In 1991 the Hall of Fame voted to ban players on the permanently ineligible list from induction. Rose amassed 4256 hits, an MLB record that still stands, over the course of his playing career which began in 1963 and concluded in 1986.

 

FanRag Sports Wants to Know:

Will Rose enter the Hall in his lifetime?

Will Rose enter the Hall in his lifetime?

Should Commissioner Manfred lift the lifetime ban of Pete Rose?

Does Pete Rose belong in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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