CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Reds say they will induct Pete Rose into the team’s hall of fame.
The Reds’ announcement Tuesday comes barely a month after MLB commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Rose’s application for reinstatement. Manfred concluded that baseball’s career hits leader continued to gamble even while seeking to end the lifetime ban imposed in 1989 for betting on games.
Reds’ chief executive Bob Castellini says in a statement that inducting the 74-year-old Cincinnati native into the Reds’ hall will be “a defining moment” in franchise history.
The induction is planned for the June 24-26 weekend.
The club’s hall of fame board chose Rose as the sole inductee for this year. The Reds’ hall has 85 members, including Rose teammates from the 1975-’76 “Big Red Machine” Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, and Tony Perez.
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