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  • Yes he should. He's a great player.
  • Only if he finally comes clean about all of his betting. There's only one thing left to admit and that's he bet on other teams as well. He's not exactly a role model and a full disclosure at least will dispel some of the negative aspects of his career.
  • YES He violated gambling rules, but did not perform as to effect his team's efforts. Considering the misbehavior of pro athletes today, Pete got "Hangman" justice. Time to recognize his ability and contribution to baseball. Time for the Hall of Fame!
  • I think so, poor fella don't seem like what he done was so bad in comparison to what some refs have done & other pro atheletes. His seems kind of mild to me. Yea he may have gambled but its not like he 'killed' anyone or anything!!!
  • to visit yes, as a member no.
  • Interesting question considering the whole Barry Bonds controversy. I would have to say yes. He was an incredible ball player that got caught up in a gambling problem. It's not like he was doing steroids.
  • There is no doubt he should be in the hall, I have refused to go to Cooperstown until he is in, and may never see it because of the injustice Rose has faced from MLB.
  • Absolutely. Look at Ty Cobb.
  • Yes. The only reason he isn't in is showboating politics by MLB commissioners.
  • Only if he pays his entry fee like any other visitor. Rose as a person does not belong in the hall until he comes clean. His stuff, his bat, dirty pants, etc. should continue to be on display.
  • There is no doubt in my mind that Rose should be in the HoF. He was one of the best players ever to play the game. Unfortunately he had a sicknss called gambling.Steve Howe and Darryl Strawberry had drug problems and got several chances to play. Rose didn't effect the outcome of games. The rug users had to effect the outcome of gsmes.
  • Major League Baseball has only one "death penalty" and it's for violating Major League Rule 21 - betting on the game. These rules are posted in every club house from the lowest level of the Minor Leagues through the Major Leagues. Pete Rose signed an agreement with Major League Baseball stating that the Commissioner had a "...factual basis to impose the penalty provided herein (permanent ineligibility), and hereby accepts the penalty imposed on him by the Commissioner..." If Rose did not violate Rule 21, what was the factual basis he admitted the Commissioner had? The Dowd Report is interesting reading. Only one person is responsible for Pete Rose being banned from baseball and that is Pete Rose. He knew the rule and the penalty, but violate the rule. Major League Rule 21(d): Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor has a duty to perform, shall be declared permanently ineligible.
  • Yes. Enough is enough.
  • Yes and they should sell copies of his tax returns and mug shot along with all the other memorabilia and collectibles in the gift shop. They could make packages baseball card, mug shot or reproduction glove and fingerprint card.
  • definitely yes. even though he violated the leagues rule on gambling, he never attempted to throw a game. if the gambling was taken out of his resume, he would be in the hall of fame in an instant. great hitter and slick fielder. i wouldve punched his ticket to the hall of fame even with his gambling fiasco.
  • This is where you get into a slippery slope, none of the black sox got in after their scandal so if pete gets in then there will be people who argue that those guys should get in. I believe that he should be in the hall because of his performance on the field and because I feel that his ban has been long enough and deserves to be in the hall.
  • Yes, without a doubt. The guy paid his price, and I am also one who thinks Buck Weaver should have his name at least re-instated to good standing and be eligible for the Hall if not actually getting in.
  • YES PETE ROSE SHOULD BE IN THE HALL OF FAME. PETE GAMBLED ON BASEBALL AS A MANAGER ONLY MAY HAVE AFFECTED THE OUT COME OF A FEW GAMES.TODAYS PLAYERS ARE USEING HGH AND STERIODS HAVE CHANGED THE OUTCOME OF A DECADE OF BASEBALL GAMES RECORDS AND STATS.WHAT PETE DID AS A PLAYER WAS DRUG FREE AND DID NOT CHANGE ANY OUTCOMES TO ANY GAMES RECORDS OR STATS. PETE MADE A MISTAKE AND TOUGH IT TOOK ALOT OF TIME HE FINALY ADMITTED TO IT.THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME WAS NOT DESTORY BY PETE GAMBLING IT WAS DESTORED BY PLAYERS USEING STERIODS AND HGH.
  • Yes, absolutely. He's broke the record for more hits than any other player. He had a great work ethic.
  • Yes. And kind of in an 'in your face' move, Vince McMahon of professional wrestling fame did induct Mr. Rose into the WWE Hall of Fame some years ago. Mr. Rose did participate in a Wrestlemania or two, and Mr. McMahon can be such the instigator at times.
  • Most fans say yes...I'd have to agree. We all make mistakes.
  • I would love to see him in the hall of fame, I think he deserves to be there. However, I don't think he should be admitted unless there is undoubted proof that he did not bet against his team and he did not fix any games. If his betting influenced the score of one game, he should never be let in.
  • No. He bet on baseball. Period.
  • Of course!! He was a HOF caliber player... Who cares if he bet... OMFG I'm gonna cast the first stone because I'm a saint... You can't downplay his skills!!
  • he was suspended 70 games in 1975 for testing positive craig biggo kicked more fuckin ass then that gay dick
  • yes why shouldnt he who cares about the rules he is the greatest hitter of all time
  • Absolutely Pete Rose bet for his team. If anything that would give you reason to play harder. He has served his time and if they're going to allow players such as Adam "Pacman" Jones and some of the outlaws that call themselves athletes today then they should at least give the second best batter of all-time his due and allow him into Cooperstown.
  • Under no circumstances. As a manager he was in the best position to influence the games he was betting on. In every major and minor league is a sign reminding everyone that you cannot bet on the game. I know a list of one is a lot for some jocks to memorize, but at $10,000,000 a year, they can afford tutors. Maybe steroids should be on that list, or other things. But right now there is just one thing that certainly gets you kicked out and the Dr. Brainstein Rose did it. No one, no one at all, is bigger than the game. He gambled on that one, too, and lost.
  • Before he should be allowed to be voted in he should admit that he gambled on baseball and appologize for his mistakes.
  • Yes,he never bet as a player only as manger. So should make itas player.
  • Yes, he has been punished enough!
  • Anyone with a ticket should be admitted, even that never-to-be-a-hall-of-famer.
  • Yes. He's the all-time hit king. Joe Jackson should be in, too.
  • Of course he should he broke Ty Cobb's all time hits record

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