MLB grants Philadelphia Phillies permission to put Pete Rose in Wall of Fame

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Monday, February 13, 2017
FILE: Philadelphia Phillies Pete Rose during a game against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia on June 9, 1981

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Former Philadelphia Phillies great Pete Rose is finally eligible to go into the team's Wall of Fame.

The Phillies confirm to Action News that Major League Baseball has granted them permission to include Rose in their Wall of Fame.

Rose was inducted in the Cincinnati Red's Hall of Fame last season.

Rose, baseball's all-time leader in hits, received a lifetime ban for betting on baseball in 1989. He denied gambling on baseball up until 2004.

In December 2015, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred upheld Rose's ban keeping him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


ESPN contributed to this report