Following weeks of legal back-and-forth, on 24 August 1989, baseball Commissioner Giamatti bans Pete Rose from baseball for life for gambling on Major League games. Rose signs a five-page agreement accepting the ban, but he never admits to gambling on baseball.
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and in some strange, sad coincidence, giamatti dropped dead of a heart attack 8 days later. makes me feel like an irish bumper sticker; that one about one foot on a banana peel and the other one in a grave