should be allowed eligibility to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Pete Rose was one of the greatest players to ever step onto a
baseball diamond. During his career as a player. Rose won two N.L.
batting titles, had ten 200-hit seasons, was named N.L. Rookie of
the Year in 1963, and league MVP in 1973. (Katz and Kuenster 43)
With these achievements Rose also tallied a
League Baseballrecord of 4,256 hits, six
Leaguepennants, three World Series Championships and seventeen
all-star game selections in his illustrious career.
Pete Rose betting on baseballhas been a very minor blip on the scale of all the other players that have done actions that broke Major League Baseball rules for example, Ty Cobb. Ty Cobb was one show more content
This rule states that 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 no duty to perform, shall be declared ineligible for one year. 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.(Higgins 204) This is the exact rule Pete Rose violated and was permanently banned for breaking. The Major League Baseball ban on gambling is based on concerns about player and manager incentives. Due to the 1919 World Series, where eight players from the Chicago Black Sox fixed the World Series so the gamblers that made them fix the series, rule 21(d) came into effect. All eight players who fixed the 1919 world series were banned from eligibility from the hall of fame, and Pete Rose violated rule 21(d). Pete Rose should be in the same shoes as the players in the 1919 World Series, and should never be allowed to gain eligibility to the Hall of Fame under any
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