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Pete Rose to Be Inducted Into Reds Hall of Fame Despite Upheld Lifetime Ban

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Former Major League Baseball player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a news conference at Pete Rose Bar & Grill to respond to his lifetime ban from MLB for gambling being upheld on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 01:23 PM

Pete Rose will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame this summer despite Major League Baseball's rejection of the all-time leading hitter's latest attempt to lift his lifetime ban.

Current Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred denied Rose's request to be removed from baseball's banned list in December, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The Reds, though, are now bypassing the election and voting process in order to induct Rose into the team's Hall of Fame.

The 74-year-old — whose 4,256 career hits from 1963 to 1986 with the Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Montreal Expos remains the Major League record — will have his No. 14 retired as well as be inducted into team's Hall of Fame during the weekend of June 24-26, according to MLB.com.

Rose, though, is still ineligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame after agreeing to a lifetime ban in 1989 for violating Major League Baseball's rule against betting on baseball games, the website noted.

"Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise," Bob Castellini, the Reds' president and CEO, said in a statement. "He is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Reds uniform and it will be an unforgettable experience watching him being honored as such."

Rose will serve as the Reds Hall of Fame sole 2016 inductee, according to The Enquirer.

"Pete Rose's on-field achievements and impact on the Reds and its fan base are unquestionable and worthy of induction into the Reds Hall of Fame," Rick Walls, the Reds' Hall of Fame director, said in a statement.

"We look forward to this summer where, in front of his fans and with his teammates, 'Charlie Hustle' will be recognized for his contributions to the rich and distinguished history of the Reds," he added.

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