In an interview with Jim Gray for his Fox News special, “Speaking to Jim Gray with GOATs,” former Cincinnati Reds Great and Hit King Pete Rose called betting on baseball – which Rose said he now legally does in casinos – was the only mistake he ever made and suggested as before, that he doesn’t believe he will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame while he lives.
“When I bet on baseball, when I was suspended, I bet on baseball illegally. I haven’t made illegal bets in my life. That’s why they have casinos,” Rose told Gray.
“I screwed it up,” added Rose. “I never would have (bet on baseball). That’s the only mistake I’ve ever made in my life, to be honest. And that’s the biggest mistake. I would love to go into the Hall of Fame. Any player would.” do it.” But as long as this heart beats, I won’t go into the Hall of Fame. ”
Many Cincinnati sports fans remember Gray as the former NBC interviewer who spoke to Rose about game allegations and his ban on baseball when he was part of the all-century Major League Baseball team in prior to the 1999 World Series second game Atlanta was honored. Rose said he wasn’t sure why Gray “bombarded” him with questions like this during a celebration.
“I didn’t quite understand what happened,” Rose said to Gray. “Do you really think if I had come in with you at this point, they would have hired me again?”
In June, Rose Joe, Lo & Dibs announced at 95.7 The Game in San Francisco that the pandemic was making it harder for someone to beat their all-hit record and insisted that no one would ever overtake them. In the same interview, Rose suggested that “greenies” – the amphetamines that many players took during his playing career – were nowhere near the effects that steroids have had in recent years.
Legendary Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman said last September that Cooperstown’s “Hall of Fame” will never be complete until the day Pete Rose is there, and Brennaman’s greatest fear is that he will one day be there , but he is elected after he is no longer with us. “
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