Pete Rose to Appear on Field in Philadelphia Next Month
for the first time since receiving a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball. PHILADELPHIA (AP)
Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 after an investigation
for MLB by lawyer John Dowd found Rose placed numerous bets on the Cincinnati
Reds to win from 1985-87 while playing for and managing the team.
Baseball’s career hits leader will be part of Phillies alumni weekend
and will be introduced on the field alongside many former teammates from the 1980 World
Series championship team on Aug. 7. Larry Bowa, the starting shortstop on the 1980 team
said during Saturday night’s television broadcast of the Cubs-Phillies game that Rose,
81, would appear at the event. A Phillies spokesperson confirmed Bowa’s statement.