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Pete Rose - Born In Cincinnati, Makes Major League Debut, Leads Reds To Nl Championship, Chronology, Related Biography: Baseball Player Ray Fosse - CONTACT INFORMATION

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American baseball player

Baseball's all-time leader in hits, singles, at-bats, and games played, Pete Rose has often been compared to the legendary Ty Cobb, whose decades-old hitting record Rose broke on September 11, 1985. Curiously, the comparisons

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between Rose and Cobb don't end with their outstanding hitting abilities. Late in their respective careers, both men were accused of betting on their own teams. Cobb escaped relatively unscathed, when Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who was baseball's first commissioner, helped to cover up the allegations against him. In 1936, Cobb was one of the first players to be voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Sadly, Rose may never be so honored. Because of the gambling allegations, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti in early 1989 suspended Rose from baseball for life. Vehemently denying the charges, Rose battled against Giamatti's ban for several months before finally agreeing in August 1989 to accept the lifetime suspension.


Address: Pete Rose, c/o Pete Rose Ball Park Café, 1601N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33426. Email: whg 222@aol.com. Online: http://www.peterose.com.

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