Originally Posted by Gallen5862
The thing about Pete Rose is that Pete Rose the player did not get caught doing something to tarnish his numbers. Pete Rose the player deserves a up or down vote on if his accomplishments deserve to be in the hall of fame. Pete Rose the manager violated the gambleing rules and was banned from baseball. Pete Rose the manager should not be put on the ballot for the manager side of the hall of fame, It was the manager that was banned from baseball not the player.
You really ought to read his book if you think that Pete the player didn't bet. In the book he says the first time he admitted publicly to anyone other than the guys taking the bets, was the 1986 playoffs. Pete played in the 1986 season. Pete the player was betting on games. Pete was just a manager when he was caught. But Pete the player was doing it too and has eventually admitted to it.