Sunday, January 4, 2004
Pete Rose in the news
Pete Rose will be hot-button topic as long as he is banned from baseball and not eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here's a chronological rundown of all the stories in the past year related to Rose:
Jan. 6, 2003 -- Cal Ripken Jr. says Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame based on the strength of his career alone.
Jan. 16, 2003 -- New Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Eddie Murray say commissioner Bud Selig needs to decide on Rose's status.
Pete Rose is baseball's all-time Hit King.
Jan. 18, 2003 -- Ozzie Smith says Rose needs to "take a lot of responsibility" for his actions if he hopes to be reinstated and allowed into the Hall of Fame.
Jan. 22, 2003 -- Newsday reports that Rose indicated to Selig that he would be willing to admit he bet on baseball in order to be reinstated.