Pete Rose has been banned from Major League Baseball since gambling allegations against him emerged in 1989. But since then, the ‘Hit King’ has frequently lobbied for reinstatement to the sport, which would also make him eligible for admission to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
This week, he got some support from Major League Baseball Players Union president Tony Clark, who told ESPN he would be in favor of considering Rose for readmission. "He made a decision. He made a decision that was not the right decision. He made a decision that he has paid a price for," Clark said.
In 2013, a year in which no living players were admitted to the Hall of Fame, Larry King spoke with Rose about the state of the MLB, the proliferation of steroids in the game since he left the sport, and the Hall of Fame admissions process.And just this week, Larry voiced his support for Rose's reinstatement.
Check out their interview from 2013 below:
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred hasn't made a decision on Rose's reinstatement yet, telling ESPN "I want to hear what Pete has to say, and I'll make a decision once I've done that."
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