AH:31/9/2004Rose: “I bet on baseball”Who: Pete Rose, former manager of the Cincinnati RedsWhen: Thursday, January 8, 2004What: Pete Rose, accused of betting on baseball, publiclyannounced the truth in his book My Prison Without Bars, whichwas released on ThursdayWhere: In his new autobiography, My Prison Without BarsWhy: Rose, figuring if he came clean they would take away his ban onbaseball so he would have a chance at the Hall of FameHow: Pete Rose had been gambling in baseball for 14 years.
After beingcaught, baseball attorney John Dowd estimated that Rose had bet 412 times,52 of them on Cincinnati wins. In his book, Rose finally admitted he hadplaced bets with Ronald Peters. When quoted, he said “If I had been aalcoholic or drug addict, baseball would have suspended me for six weeksand paid for my rehab. I should have gotten help, but baseball had no fancyrehab for gamblers like they do for drug addicts. ” Also, he stated thatgambling had no affect on his managing, nor had he betted against the Reds.Order now
“The way I saw it, I didn’t really have a problem. ” Unfortunately, thisdecision isn’t up to him, and the commissioner of baseball is still tryingto decide if he should be in or out.