TIMELINE: Pete Rose's career leading up to fateful meeting 25 years ago

Did Pete Rose bet on baseball?

That’s the question many diehard Charlie Hustle fans were forced to ask themselves after news of a meeting on Feb. 20, 1989 between Rose and MLB executives made its way into the media.

On that day, Rose and his attorneys sat down in a New York office with outgoing commissioner Peter Ueberroth and his eventual replacement, Bart Giamatti.

Rose denied the allegations but his life and baseball would never be the same.

Take a look back at Rose’s early life on Cincinnati's West Side to his legendary 24-year career and all the events leading up to the ground-shaking meeting 25 years ago using this interactive timeline .

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