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Introduction It all started on February 21 1989 Pete Rose just met with the commissioner Peter Ueberroth and Commissioner-elect Bart Giamatti The two officials accosted Pete Rose to discuss his gambling habits Rose defiantly declared You can read anything you want into it But I dont see anything bad Unfortunately for him on March 20 1989 just one month after the first meeting Ueberroth announces that Reds manager Pete Rose is investigated for serious allegations After weeks of legal investigations commissioner Giamatti irreversibly bans Rose from baseball for his alleged gambling on baseball games on August 23 1990 Both Pete Rose and the Giamatti signed an agreement that Rose will be permanently ineligible in accordance to Major League Rule 21 despite the fact that the 5-page document was signed with no formal evidence Giamatti considers that Rose accepts the ban to be a no-contest plea Earlier in 1989 Rose confessed to illegally betting on NFL NCAA and NBA games but he denied betting on baseball Argument Should gambling on games deny Pete Rose admission to the Hall of Fame If the answer is yes then why was Adolf Hitler selected Man of the Year by Times magazine Hitler murdered millions of innocent people and started a world war If Pete Rose only gambled on professional games then he should be admitted to the Hall of Fame Steve Howe is another example He was banished 11 times for drug abuse but he was let back into the game The Hall of Fame includes many sport legends These great players set records and milestones during their notable careers Pete Rose played his butt off to achieve his mind-boggling statistics In 3562 career games and 14053 official at bats Rose had a 303 AVG and a 409 SLG He had 4256 hits more than anyone who ever played in the majors In each of his 17 seasons Rose played more than 150 games
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