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Pete Rose

            Should Pete Rose be able to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Peter Edward Rose is one of the greatest baseball players in the world. Some people think that he should be in the Hall of Fame while some don't. In 1989 the commissioner of baseball, A. Bartlett Giamatti (Bart Giamatti), placed Pete Rose on the ineligible list for gambling on baseball games, including his own team. As a result he was banned from baseball and ineligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Pete Rose may get into the Hall of Fame if he gets off the banishment list. Pete Rose played in the Major League for 24 seasons. During this time he took himself to the top of the league. He has many, many Major League and National League records.
             Bart Giamatti's decision to ban Pete Rose from the Baseball Hall of Fame was not a fair decision at all. Pete Rose was placed on Baseball's ineligible list in 1989 when commissioner of baseball, Bart Giamatti concluded that Rose had bet on baseball games, including games involving his own team, the Cincinnati Reds. In an agreement made with Baseball, Rose accepted his banishment from the sport, although he never admitted to having gambled on baseball games. .
             Pete Rose was a phenomenal baseball player and manager. He was accused of gambling, while he was managing and his team was supposedly involved. Bart Giamatti's severe punishment of Pete Rose is a very controversial topic in the world of sports. There are a few rules that players must have met to be inducted to the Hall of Fame. The one that is keeping Rose away is rule five. Rule five states: Voting shall be based upon the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team or teams on which the player played. .
             This rule has been tested and beaten many times. Many players have entered the Baseball Hall of Fame such as the very unlikable Ty Cobb, the drinking Babe Ruth, the umpire abusing John McGraw, the racist Cap Anson, Gaylord Perry a suspected cheater, and the gambling Leo Durocher.

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