Specific Purpose: Give reasons why Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.
Central Idea: Pete Rose caught the bad end of the deal in being suspended from baseball.
To some, including myself, baseball is the greatest sport that has ever been played.
It is a game played by two opposing teams made of multiple players, but only nine players.
per team play at the same time. To be part of one of the thirty teams that get to play.
professional baseball, a player has to play the game extremely well. When a player plays.
the game better than most have played he gets rewarded, usually with a lot of money in a.
big contract. Then there are those rare players, the 246 elite players of the game that have.
already been inducted into the Hall of Fame(Hall). Being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
is the utmost of baseball fame. The players listed are remembered forever. .
I would also like you to consider this, think about a student who passes a final.
exam under the influence of illegal drugs. The professor might be inclined to call the.
police, but there's no reason why the student shouldn't get the grade he earned. Then,.
consider another student who cheats on the same exam(and is not caught). No crime has.
been committed, but as a student, that's the worst possible behavior and deserves the.
harshest penalty. Gambling is the worst thing a ballplayer can do, because it weakens the.
honor of the game. Pete Rose did the most awful thing a ballplayer could do by not only.
wagering on games in the NBA, the NFL, and college sports, but also baseball games.
Peter Edwards Rose was investigated by Major League Baseball and a hearing was.
scheduled for May of 1989. The scheduled hearing never took place and yet Pete Rose.
was suspended from baseball and placed on the ineligibility list. The question I raise is.
should Peter Edwards Rose be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his.
outstanding play on the baseball field, or should he be denied it because of a gambling.