Pete Rose has been selected as the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame inductee, according to Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com, and will be honored by the team before their Aug. 12 game against the New York Mets.
Rose spoke about the honor, per John Clark of CSN Philly:
John Clark CSN @JClarkCSN
Pete Rose on #Phillies Wall of Fame Aug 12: "I am very honored. My baseball years in Philly were amazing. The fans welcomed me from day one" https://t.co/0rY0IAZV0C2017-4-10 20:17:23
Rose, 75, spent five years with the Phillies (1979-83), hitting .291 with eight home runs, 255 RBI and 390 runs. He helped lead the team to a 1980 World Series title.
The 17-time All-Star also played for the Cincinnati Reds (1963-78, 1984-86) and Montreal Expos (1984) and finished his career with 4,256 hits, the most in baseball history.
But "Charlie Hustle" was banned from baseball, and subsequently the Hall of Fame, for admitting he bet on baseball while he was a manager. Reports also suggested he bet on the game as a player, though he has consistently denied those claims.
Rose now works for Fox Sports as a studio analyst for the network's MLB coverage alongside Kevin Burkhardt and former players Alex Rodriguez and Frank Thomas.
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