Pete Rose to Remain Barred by Baseball
Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has decided not to lift the
permanent ban imposed on Pete Rose more than a quarter-century ago, meaning the
player with more hits than anyone else in the sport’s history will continue to be kept
out of the Hall of Fame.
The decision by Mr. Manfred, who succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner last January,
has not been publicly announced. But three people familiar with the decision, speaking
on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a matter
that was supposed to remain confidential, said that Mr. Manfred had made up his mind
to keep the ban intact.
Mr. Manfred had planned to inform Mr. Rose of his decision on Thursday. But after an
inquiry by The New York Times on Monday morning, Mr. Manfred called Mr. Rose and
told him that he would not lift the ban.