After 20 Years, Reinstating Rose?

Time for gambling Reds manager to come in from the cold?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Today marks an anniversary in baseball that is not exactly celebratory. Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader, was banned from the game 20 years ago for gambling on baseball games while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

For 14 years, Rose repeatedly denied gambling until he finally admitted to what many had suspected for years: that he'd bet on baseball games, including games played by the Reds. We talk to sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin for his thoughts on the man known as "Charlie Hustle" and whether or not it's time for him to be allowed back into eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Guests:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Hosted by:

Femi Oke

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

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