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Pete Rose: An American Tragedy

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I finally am writing about something I have believed since 2004: Pete Rose should not be allowed to be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rose was one of the greatest baseball players to play the game. He was a pretty darn good manager, too. He had a 412-373 record for a .525 winning percentage.

He managed from 1984 to 1989, with his team finishing fifth for his first and last year and second for five years in a row.

Second.

Now listen to me—that is key to my argument.

He was also a great player. According to Answers.com: During a 24-year career, he hit .303, had a record-setting 4,256 hits, and a 44-game hitting streak in 1978.

Rose had f...

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