Pete Rose asks MLB for reinstatement citing Astros cheating scandal

Pete Rose has filed a petition to Major League Baseball asking the commissioner’s office to remove him from the league’s ineligible list in the wake of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.

According to ESPN, Rose and his lawyers are arguing that Manfred opted not to punish players guilty of major game-changing rules infractions and should end his ban for gambling on baseball. Rose has been banned since 1989 for betting on games while serving as the manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

Rose denied betting on baseball but then reversed course in his 2004 book “My Prison Without Bars” and admitted that he placed money on baseball and the Reds in the 1980s.

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