NEW YORK (WFAN) — Former commissioner Fay Vincent says MLB would be making a big mistake by reinstating Pete Rose.
But if Rose is given a second chance under the league’s new administration, Vincent believes baseball’s disgraced hits king will still be shut out of Cooperstown — forever.
“There’s no chance that he’s ever going to be in the Hall of Fame,” he told WFAN’s Ed Randall on Sunday. “If (former players union head) Marvin Miller can’t get elected, there’s no chance Pete Rose could be elected.”
That decision would have to be made by the Hall of Fame’s stingy Expansion Era Committee, according to Cincinnati.com.
“When (Commissioner) Rob Manfred looks at it, he has to look at it in realistic terms. This is a lot about smoke and mirrors. There’s no substance here,” Vincent said. “(Rose) will never get elected to the Hall of Fame.”