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Bart Giamatti

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Kallas: If Giamatti Would Have Let Rose In The Hall, Why Wouldn’t Manfred?

If Bart Giamatti was OK with it, then it should be OK with Fay Vincent. And Bud Selig. And, soon, Rob Manfred. We’ll see what, if anything, happens in the near future.

08/22/2014

Pete Rose in 1989 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Rick Wolff: How I Was Hustled By Charlie Hustle

The year was 1989, and I was serving as the editor on Pete Rose’s forthcoming autobiography. But then, as the the manuscript was coming into final form, he was accused of gambling on games.

03/11/2014

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

A-Rod Awaits MLB’s Verdict, Pete Rose Keeps Waiting For Second Chance

“It’s like I’m Al Capone or something,” Rose said. “But guys are starting to come back to my side now because they see what is happening in baseball. Guys are doing things that alter records and they get 65 games. I got 24 years.”

08/03/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: ‘The Ultimate Blast’ — An All-Time Great Home Run Derby

Since the Midsummer Classic will be preceded by a home-run contest on the previous day, I offer this fantasy all-time Home Run Derby called “The Ultimate Blast.”

06/17/2013

Pete Rose (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pete Rose: ‘Baseball Is A Better Game If I’m In It’

“I gave more to the game than anybody you know. OK?” Rose told WFAN. “I put the fans in front of everything when I played the game of baseball.”

10/04/2012