Pete Rose, 22, of the Cincinnati Reds, Feb. 27, 1963. The rookie second baseman hit .273 to earn him the National League's Rookie of the Year Award.
In the 12th inning of the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14, 1970, Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose slams into Cleveland Indians' catcher Ray Fosse to score a controversial game-winning run for the National League team. Fosse suffered a fractured shoulder in the collision. Looking on are the Reds' third base coach Leo Durocher, and Cincinnati Reds' next hitter Dick Dietz (2).
Pete Rose, left, of the Cincinnetti Reds swings at New York Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson after Rose failed to break up Harrelson's double play in Game 3 of the National League Championship series at Shea Stadium, Oct. 8, 1973. Both benches and bullpens emptied in the ensuing brawl.
Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds slides to third during eighth inning of game three in World Series action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., Oct. 20, 1976. At right is Yankees player Graig Nettles (9). The Reds defeated the Yankees, 6-2.
Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose (14) poses with his son, Pete Rose Jr., at the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, New York City, July 19, 1977.
Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose arrives in his Rolls-Royce to work out at the West Tampa baseball complex in Tampa, Fl., March 15, 1978. Most players had stopped their group workouts pending developments in that year's baseball negotiations. Regular spring training facilities were also closed to the players.
Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose walks to the Reds dugout after he struck out in the ninth inning, ending his 44-game hitting streak, against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 8, 1978.
A foul pop from Kansas City Royals batter Frank White is deflected by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Bob Boone as Phillies first baseman Pete Rose (14) moves in to make the catch in the ninth inning of a World Series game in Philadelphia, Oct. 22, 1980.
Phillies first baseman Pete Rose gestures as he talks about his one-year, $1.2 million contract at a news conference in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 2, 1982. At right is Phillies president Bill Giles.
Montreal Expos player Pete Rose in congratulated by teammates Gary Carter and Argenis Salazar following his 4000th career hit during the Expo's home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, April 13, 1984.
Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose slams his record-breaking hit fly toward left field during a game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1985. Rose broke Ty Cobb's record of 4,192 in the first inning.
Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds manager, laughs with unidentified players in the dugout as Luis Quinones circles the bases at Shea Stadium with his second homer against the New York Mets in New York, July 6, 1989. The Reds beat the Mets 10-2.
Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose rubs his eyes while watching a game, March 24, 1989, in Plant City, Fla. The commissioner's office was investigating allegations Rose bet on baseball while managing the team. After 14 years of denials, Rose admitted he gambled, though never against the Reds, in his 2004 autobiography.
Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose prepares to speak at a news conference at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1989. Standing behind him are his defense lawyers Reuben Katz, left, Robert Pitcairn Jr., center, and Robert Stachler. Rose was given a lifetime suspension by the baseball commissioner with the opportunity to be reinstated in one year.
Former major league baseball player Pete Rose looks toward members of the media gathered outside the Marion Federal Prison after his release from the facility in Marion, Ill., Jan. 7, 1991. He served a five-month sentence for tax evasion.
Cincinnati Reds fans sit behind a sign in support of longtime Reds baseball star Pete Rose during the Reds' game against the Detroit Tigers at Plant City Stadium, Plant City, Fla., March 24, 1996.
Baseball great Pete Rose trades a high five with five-year-old J.D. Cunningham at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, June 19, 1997. Rose, whose gambling got him banned from baseball in 1989, said he feels his induction into the Hall of Fame is inevitable. He returned to the city where he helped the Phillies win the World Series in 1980 to sign autographs at an annual Phillies-sponsored charity event.
Pete Rose is interviewed by NBC's Jim Gray after the All-Century introductions during Game 2 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 24, 1999. NBC was deluged by complaints from fans in the hours after Gray's interview. It centered on Rose's lifetime ban from the sport for gambling, and came minutes after Rose was announced as a member of baseball's All-Century team.
Cal Ripken, left, Pete Rose, and Hank Aaron, right, are seen on the field after the three were named in some of the most memorable moments in baseball before the start of game 4 of the World Series in San Francisco, Oct. 23, 2002.
Former Cincinnati Reds greats, left to right, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Pete Rose, tip their hats to the crowd following a celebrity softball game at Cinergy Field, Sept. 23, 2002, in Cincinnati.