Bookie’s Notebook Reveals Rose Bet On Baseball As A Player
There may be new evidence that disgraced all-time hit king Pete Rose bet on baseball while he was still playing.
According to ESPN's "Outside the Lines," a notebook kept by his bookie indicates that Rose bet heavily on baseball and the Cincinnati Reds as he finished his playing career in 1986.
The notebook was not part of the evidence from the report by special investigator John Dowd, which concluded Rose made nearly 400 bets during a three-month period in 1987 when he was manager of the Reds.
Rose was given a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball in 1989 despite saying he only bet on football and basketball.
In 2004, Rose finally admitted to betting on baseball and on the Reds, but never against them. Rose has been most recently working as an analyst for Fox Sports.
He is again seeking reinstatement to Major League Baseball under new commissioner Rob Manfred. Rose hopes to be part of the festivities surrounding the upcoming All-Star Game in Cincinnati. (Metro Networks Inc.)