Friday, January 22, 2016

Pete Rose to Be Inducted into Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame

Major League Baseball may never open their doors for this man but the Cincinnati Reds are opening up their Hall of Fame to the Hit King, Mr. Pete Rose. The Cincinnati Reds announced the upcoming induction this week barely a month after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the league would not reinstate him into the game. Convenient timing.

Rose, now 74-years old, will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame sometime over the June 24-26th weekend in Cincinnati. Rose will be the sole inductee and will join 85 other members in the Hall including former “Big Red Machine” teammates Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez.

The team will also retire Rose’s #14 jersey.

The Reds and their chief executive Bob Castellini call this a “defining moment” in the franchise’s history. We’ll see. Outside of Cincinnati I’m not sure how many people would agree. I’m indifferent. 

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