Documents Apparently Show Pete Rose Bet on Baseball While Playing
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986.
The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation by John Dowd, a lawyer retained by Major League Baseball, concluded he bet on the Reds to win from 1985-87, during his time as a player and manager.
Rose repeatedly denied the allegations before admitting in a 2004 autobiography that he bet on Cincinnati to win while he managed the team. Rose became player-manager in 1984 and managed the team until the suspension in August 1989.
Rose is on baseball's permanently suspended list and is ineligible for the Hall of Fame.