Pete Rose will probably never be allowed into baseball’s hall of fame, but that doesn’t mean the Cincinnati Reds can’t honor him. The all-time hits leader will be inducted into the team’s hall of fame this June, the team announced.
Rosed played for the Reds 15 seasons, won two titles with them and managed them for five more years. His transgressions aside, it’s good to see him be acknowledged somehow. But, it would interesting to hear why this decision was finally made.
Pete Rose to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame during 2016 Reds HOF Induction Weekend, June 24-26. pic.twitter.com/oVgEZFDHpO
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 19, 2016
I love how the team tweeted this at 4 a.m. Almost as an attempt to make the announcement while everyone was asleep, to minimize the potential backlash.