Pete Rose inducted into Reds Hall of Fame

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Pete Rose attends the Miami Heat game. It was against the Charlotte Bobcats at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Rose was banned from baseball following the reveal that he bet on basebal during his time of playing for the Reds.

Calliope Osborn, Staff Writer

After months of debate if the baseball player should be inducted, the team decided that Pete Rose will be in their Hall of Fame.

Rose has been honored in other ways besides being in the Hall of Fame.

C. Trent Rosecrans, a writer for cincinnati.com said, “There’s also a rose garden outside the Hall of Fame and a wall of 4,256 baseballs, symbolizing each of his hits in Major League Baseball.”

Also, there are 14 bats atop the power stacks inside the stadium.

In a statement released by the Reds, chief executive officer, Bob Castellini said, “Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise.”

“He is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Reds uniform and it will be an unforgettable experience watching him being honored as such.”

Rose will be the only inductee in 2016. He will be inducted the weekend of June 24-26.

Reds Hall of Fame director Rick Walls said in a statement released by his team, “Pete Rose’s on-field achievements and impact on the Reds and its fan base are unquestionable and worthy of induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.”