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 .