Will the MLB reinstate one of its all-time greats?


NPR: Commissioner Rob Manfred mulling whether to reinstate Pete Rose.

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NPR: Commissioner Rob Manfred mulling whether to reinstate Pete Rose.

The former perennial All-Star for the Cincinnati Reds is one of the greatest players ever; many consider his record for most hits in a career — 4,256 — untouchable.

Rose, of course, has also been baseball’s most celebrated pariah. He was banned in 1989 for betting on the game. Rose has campaigned for reinstatement in the past, and lost. He’s hoping a new commissioner – Manfred’s been in office since January – means a different outcome.

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