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In a three-page statement on why he decided not to reinstate Pete Rose, Commissioner Rob Manfred said the Hit King did not man up to new gambling accusations that arose from baseball betting slips obtained by ESPN last summer, nor did he fulfill former Commissioner Bart Giamatti's directive to "reconfigure his life" after Giamatti banned Rose in 1989 for gambling on the Reds. On this page is a look at The Hit King's career, the legacy he leaves behind and what lies ahead in his future.
Death, wrath and real story about Rose's ban
Pete Rose's attorney implored the Baseball Hall of Fame to let the 74-year-old Hit King on the ballot before he dies.
Pete Rose: Manfred's decision (in his own words)
Below is the full text of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's decision to uphold Pete Rose's lifetime ban:
The report that damned Pete Rose
Twenty-five years ago, the Dowd Report detailed Pete Rose's gambling on baseball and led to his lifetime ban.
The people, story that helped ban Pete Rose
About 26 years ago, a Sports Illustrated cover story linked Pete Rose to gambling on baseball and broke the Rose investigation wide open.
DJ: Pete Rose's gambling compulsion was Madness
It was a March day 28 years ago when I got an up-close look at the scope of Pete Rose's gambling problem.
DJ: Why words mattered in Pete Rose coverage
It was just one call. Just one question. But what a difference a few words made in the local coverage of the Pete Rose story more than 26 years ago.
Rule 21 (d): Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible.