PETE'S PAIN
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LONGING TO RETURN
Pete Rose was banned from baseball 10 years ago Aug. 24, 1989. Two things have remained constant over the decade: His longing to get back into the game he loves and his denial that he bet on baseball.
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The Enquirer asked living Baseball Hall of Famers whether Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

Duke Snider: “Yes ... when he is reinstated by MLB.”

Willie Stargell: “Yes, based on what Pete did on the field day in and day out. Everybody — if they're honest with themselves — would want Pete Rose on their team.”

Steve Carlton: “Yes.”

Rod Carew: “4,000+ hits speak for itself.”

Pee Wee Reese (before his death earlier this month): “Yes. Pete should be in because of his ability on the field and his great record in baseball.”

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P A U L  D A U G H E R T Y  C O L U M N
One on one, Pete Rose was hypnotic. Was it because you wanted to believe him? Or because he was as good at telling stories as he was at finding the outfield gaps?

Rose sticks to denials; Baseball sticks to its evidence
Before John Dowd picked up the scent, the pursuit of Pete Rose was led by Kevin Hallinan. Baseball's security chief followed his leads with the hope they would lead nowhere.

Bookie's regret: Rose as client
FRANKLIN, Ohio — Ron Peters has learned his lesson. That lesson, however, deals not with the dangers of gambling, but the perils of paper trails.

The who, what, when of Rose's summer of shame
The investigation into Pete Rose's gambling dominated the baseball news of 1989 and stirred high emotion in Cincinnati, his hometown.


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