This day in baseball

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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2 Comments on “This day in baseball”

  1. steve says:

    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

  2. […] August 1989, Pete Rose was banished from baseball.  Bart Giamatti gave the announcement in a press conference, stating that Rose’s involvement […]


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