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Bart Giamattis decision to ban Pete Rose from the Baseball Hall of Fame was not a fair decision at all Pete Rose was placed on Baseballs ineligible list in 1989 when commissioner of baseball Bart Giamatti concluded that Rose had bet on baseball games including games involving his own team the Cincinnati Reds In an agreement made with Baseball Rose accepted his banishment from the sport Although he never admitted to having gambled on baseball gamesMcCarver 44 Pete Rose was a phenomenal baseball player and manager He was accused of gambling His team while he was managing was supposedly involved Bart Giamattis severe punishment of Pete Rose is a very controversial topic in the world of sports There are a few rules that must have been followed to be inducted to the Hall of Fame The one that is keeping Rose away is rule five Rule five states Voting shall be based upon the players record playing ability integrity sportsmanship character and contributions to the team or teams on which the player played Hemmer 85 This rule has been tested and beaten many times Many players have entered the Baseball Hall of Fame such as the very unllikeable Ty Cobb the drinking Babe Ruth the umpire abusing John McGraw the racist Cap Anson Gaylord Perry a suspected cheater and the gambling Leo Durocher Those are just a few of the baseball players who somehow made into the Hall of Fame and got passed rule five Will 225 Pete Roses problem was not even as severe as all of these other men The argument to this is that if these men can make it into the Hall of Fame why is Pete Rose banned It is obvious that these players made it there with just their playing abilities and not by all of the other characteristics needed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame Will 226 Pete Rose started playing professional baseball in
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