Pete Rose was given a standing ovation by fans during his introduction at the All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday.    

By SI Wire
July 14, 2015

Pete Rose was given a standing ovation by fans during his introduction at the All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday. 

Rose is serving on the Fox broadcast team and was honored on the field prior to the game as part of the MLB “Franchise Four” ceremony. He was voted one of the four most impactful players in Reds history by fans. 

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in April that Rose would be allowed to participate in some of the All-Star Game festivities in Cincinnati.  

Rose received a lifetime ban in 1989 from then-commissioner Bart Giamatti for betting on baseball while he was Cincinnati's manager.

The 74-year-old was met with cheers as he walked on to the field during the “Franchise Four” ceremony.

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Earlier Tuesday, Manfred said no meeting is scheduled with Rose to discuss his possible reinstatement to baseball. The MLB All-Time hits leader submitted a formal reinstatement request to the commissioner in March.

Last month, ESPN’s Outside the Lines published pages from a long-hidden notebook of Rose that showed he bet on baseball as a player, contradicting his long-standing claim that he bet only as a manager.

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Rose played 19 seasons of his 24-year career with the Reds and later returned to manage the team. He retired as a 17-time All-Star and a three-time World Series champion.

 

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