SI's Kostya Kennedy: Pete Rose Likely to Enter HOF Posthumously

Friday, 14 Mar 2014 08:06 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Baseball great Pete Rose, banned from the sport for life for betting on games, will likely be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame — but only after his death, says Kostya Kennedy, a Sports Illustrated editor and author of the new book "Pete Rose: An American Dilemma."

"There's a good chance that will happen. At some point, they will," Kennedy told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I'm not saying whether it should or shouldn't, but … it is a red line and extremely dangerous what Pete did and there's no part of me that thinks it was okay, or anything like that, in the least."

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Rose — a switch-hitter, outfielder and infielder who played from 1963 to 1986 with the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos — won three World Series rings, three batting titles and one Most Valuable Player Award.

In 1989, three years after retiring as an active player, Rose agreed to a permanent ban from baseball following charges he gambled on games.

Kennedy, who spent time with Rose as he researched the book, said the man known by fans as "Charlie Hustle" has changed.

"He's going to be 73 next month.... He's still Pete in some ways but he has a certain realization of what he's done to his life and with his life," he said.

"In that sense there's remorse, in another sense there is not.... He admits to everything that's sort of been pinned on him. He doesn't admit to anything extra, which is consistent with Pete Rose."


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