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|Rose write-in tally: Subtract by 3|
Pete Rose, ineligible for baseball's Hall of Fame ballot because of his lifetime
ban, received 15 write-in votes Tuesday -- three fewer than last year.
Rose, who admitted in his soon-to-be-released autobiography that he bet on Cincinnati while managing the Reds, must be reinstated by December 2005 to appear on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.
In the 13 seasons he has been ineligible because of the ban, Rose has been written in on 230 of 6,171 ballots (3.7 percent).
Paul Molitor and Dennis Eckersley were elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday in their first year of eligibility. Molitor was picked on 431 of 506 ballots (85.2 percent) cast; Eckersley was selected on 421 ballots (83.2 percent).