New documents show Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player, ESPN reports

Therefore at this point, it’s not appropriate to comment on any specifics.”

Major League Baseball has historically reserved its harshest punishment for players who gamble on the sport, claiming such wagers affect baseball’s integrity – even if a player such as Rose bet on his own team to win.

Rose issued a statement to ESPN through his lawyer, Raymond Genco.

The documents obtained by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” are copies of pages from a notebook seized from the home of former Rose associate Michael Bertolini during a raid by the U.S. “I need to maintain that. The sports network said the papers’ authenticity has been verified by two people who took part in the raid, which was part of an unrelated mail fraud probe.

Rose, the sport’s all-time leader with 4,256 hits, has been banned from the sport since 1989. He refused to give them to us.”

This closes the door,” said John Dowd, the former federal prosecutor

Dowd said his team had sought the records in order to prove Rose bet on the sport while a player.

Pete Rose’s long insistence that he never gambled on baseball while playing the game may be unraveling, after ESPN unearthed documents it says shows he bet on the Cincinnati Reds while a player-manager in the last year of his illustrious career.

In the five months covered by the notebook, Rose allegedly placed at least one bet on baseball 30 times, as well as placing wagers on other sports, ESPN reported. To be sure, I’m eager to sit down with [MLB commissioner Rob] Manfred to address my entire history — the good and the bad — and my long personal journey since baseball. “We tried to get them. Rose, who would certainly be in the Hall of Fame if not for his ban, has long lobbied to be allowed back into the sport. Most of the bets were for about $2,000.

“Since we submitted the application earlier this year, we committed to MLB that we would not comment on specific matters relating to reinstatement,” the statement read. But the newly surfaced documents could spell an end to the 74-year-old legend’s Cooperstown aspirations.

“This does it. That meeting likely will come sometime after the All-Star break. The actual notebook has remained under court-ordered seal for 26 years and is currently stored in the National Archives’ New York office.

- John Dowd, MLB investigator

. This closes the door,” said John Dowd, the former federal prosecutor who led MLB’s 1989 investigation.

“We knew that [Bertolini] recorded the bets, and that he bet himself, but we never had his records,” Dowd told ESPN. Postal Inspection Service in October 1989. For the next 15 years, he insisted he never gambled, then in 2004 admitted he had but only as a manager

Pete Rose: I Bet On Reds “Every Night”

The new exhibit includes more that 300 items from the career of Rose, who finished playing in 1986 with an all-time high 4,256 hits. Displayed at the news conference were the bat Rose used and the ball he hit when he stroked hit 4,192 to pass Ty Cobb and set the career hit record.

While much of his memorabilia has found its way into baseball’s Hall of Fame, Rose remains on the outside, looking in — ineligible for induction into Cooperstown or any activities involving the game, adds Keteyian.

The confession wasn’t Rose’s first, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. All Rights Reserved. His total is reflected at the Reds’ Hall in a three-story high wall of baseballs — one for each hit.

“Everything should be for the fans,” Rose said Tuesday before a preview party celebrating Saturday’s opening of a special exhibit in his honor at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. My name’s synonymous with baseball.”

“You want to check and make sure there’s no cork in that bat?” he joked.

Several Rose-related artifacts have been on display at the Reds Hall of Fame since it debuted in 2004, a year after Great American Ball Park opened. I was wrong.”

Wednesday’s revelation of nightly wagering comes after Rose said his fans would likely be “elated” if Major League Baseball reinstated him after his 18 years of exile.

© 2007 CBS Interactive Inc. MLB did include him in two events — 1999’s All-Century Team and 2002’s 30 Memorable Moments — that were sponsored by a credit card company. “If they retired my number here, don’t you think the fans would be elated?

“I want to thank baseball for giving the permission to do this,” he said about the exhibit. “They wouldn’t let me be on the field for the last game here (at Cinergy Field, the Reds’ previous home). The Associated Press contributed to this report.

“They could send a hit man after me, and I would still be out there trying to sell baseball. In his autobiography, published in 2004, Rose revealed that he wagered many times a week while managing. 14. Today, he admitted his gambling addiction was daily.

Pete Rose told ESPN Wednesday that he bet on the Reds “every night” while he was manager of the team in the late 1980s.

“I bet on my team every night,” he told ESPN’s Dan Patrick. That’s a lot of balls,” said Rose, who spent almost three more seasons as Cincinnati’s manager before the league banned him in 1989 for betting on baseball.

Because of the ban, Rose is not allowed to be involved in most on-field activities, which has prevented the Reds from retiring his uniform No. He couldn’t say whether he thought the current exhibit represented a softening of baseball’s stance regarding his ban.. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. They wouldn’t let me go to the last game in Philadelphia (at Veterans Stadium) either.”

In 1989, Rose, baseball’s all-time hit leader, accepted a lifetime ban from baseball for gambling, only to spend the next 15 years heatedly denying — at every opportunity — he bet on game he played with equal passion.

“I’m just happy having three stories of balls. “I didn’t bet on my team four nights a week

Pete Rose, The St. Louis Cardinals and the Need for Consistent MLB Ethics Policies

The new information regarding Pete Rose is only of the ethics scandals that has hit baseball in the last few weeks. We know this because the media reminds us of this all the time and because their manager wrote a book called “The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life.” I have not read the book but am looking forward to the chapter on how to successfully lose in the post-season to teams that you had been expected to beat.

There have been cases of teams cheating in the past. The other is the news that the St. This information came to light long after 1951 making it impossible for baseball to do anything about it. To downplay the problem, let the Cardinals handle it internally or hope that it goes away, the directions in which the issue looks to be going now, would be a big mistake. Rose bet on baseball, thus violating a cardinal, excuse the pun, rule of big league baseball. Lastly, from a baseball angle, although what the Cardinals did was not legal or kosher, the impact of this on play on the field is not clear. The technical term for trying to gain an advantage by breaking the rules is cheating.

There is, however, another reason. There are several reasons for this. The St. By betting on baseball, although never against his team, Rose never sought an unfair advantage over another team or player or endangered his or anybody else’s health or safety. The same cannot be said about the Cardinals actions. This, of course, is also true of what Rose did.

The newest revelations about Pete Rose betting on baseball, something that had long been suspected is a sad coda to a sad story about one of baseball’s all time greats. Rose has been punished for this with lifetime ban from baseball that includes keeping him out of the Hall of Fame despite his extraordinary career and his position as baseball’s all time hit leader. Rose’s efforts to finally make it to the Hall of Fame had been getting some traction earlier in the year, but that has changed now. The people involved in the Cardinal hacking scandal are peripheral front office personnel, rather than star players. It is an unequivocal blemish on a franchise that, spin and self-righteousness notwithstanding, is one of the premier teams of the last 10-15 years.

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It is not yet clear what consequences the Cardinals will face for this offense, but the chances of anybody getting banned from baseball for life is very small. It would confirm baseball’s timidity, open the door to further cheating and demonstrate again that in the commissioner’s office too frequently everything is personal.

The Cardinal case is different than the Giants case because baseball is in a position to do something about it while the relevant actors are still with the team and different from the Wills case because it involves more than one person.

It is important that baseball send a clear message, not simply a punitive one to the Cardinals, but one that makes it apparent that high tech cheating will not be tolerated. In 1951 the New York Giants allegedly had a system of stealing signs that contributed to their great comeback forcing a playoff against the Brooklyn Dodgers and leading to Bobby Thomson’s famous home run, that may also have been the result of stealing signs. Pete Rose as a player and manager was gruff, a little sleazy and linked to disreputable characters from the gambling world. Louis Cardinals had hacked into the Houston Astros internal network, giving them access to private information and communication between Astro front office personnel.

While this punishment is reasonable given how clear these rules are, there is another side to it. Wills was caught, received a modest fine and suspension and, a few weeks later, was fired by the Mariners.

. Moreover, it was part of an effort to gain an advantage over the Astros by breaking the rules. More recently, in 1981, Seattle Mariners manager Maury Wills extended the batter’s box closer to home plate so his players would have an easier time hitting late breaking curve balls. Hacking into another companies computer system is, according to many, illegal. This also is the first case of this kind in baseball so MLB policies on computer related cheating is still largely undefined. Every player knows that this is unequivocally forbidden in the baseball. Moreover, it is not yet clear how widespread the knowledge of this hacking was within the Cardinal system. Louis Cardinals, on the other hand, are the best organization in baseball. This is true even if the Astros are a bad team in the other league.

These incidents might be lumped together under the collective notion of ethics violations or breaking the rules, but there are some real differences in both the actions and the likely consequences