Posts tagged: Pete Rose

And Now, a Little Gambling Irony from Pete Rose

The Cincinnati Reds wanted to honor Pete “Banned for Gambling” Rose on the 25th anniversary of the day he became baseball’s all-time hit leader.  They even got special permission from Major League Baseball to do so.

Pete Rose and a Corked Bat

This long tale from Deadspin is all about a collector who has a bat that once belonged to baseball bad boy Pete Rose. The bat comes from the 1985 season, when Rose was chasing baseball’s hit record. An x-ray of the bat shows an interior of cork. Corking a bat is illegal.But Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life, and it’s doubtful he’ll make it into the Hall of Fame anytime soon. So big deal.