Pete Rose Inducted into Hall of Fame
This article was published on: 06/28/16 9:25 PM by Curt
Pete Rose, aka Charlie Hustle, was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall Of Fame on Saturday. Rose, 75, was the 86th person to go into the team’s hall, joining such greats as Johnny Bench and Tony Perez, both who were on hand to welcome him in. On Sunday, the Reds officially retired No. 14 as well. Rose became the face of baseball’s first professional team with his gritty play and, later, for his lifetime ban for betting on Reds games. Roses’ ban prevents him from getting into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, but the Reds got permission from Major League Baseball to induct him into their own Hall of Fame. Rose set baseball’s hit record with 4,192 hits in 1985, a record which still stands today.