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Ripken says Rose's career is enough to put him in Hall

Updated: March 13, 2003, 5:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

On the eve of this year's Hall of Fame announcements, former Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. says Pete Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame on the strength of his stellar career.

"The issue about whether (Rose's) career should be celebrated in the Hall of Fame, I think absolutely. He's the all-time hit leader, his accomplishments are as great as anyone who's ever played the game," Ripken said in an exclusive ESPN interview Monday. "And so if you think about the Hall of Fame in a way ...

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