A special eligibility committee recommended today that Pete Rose be barred from ever appearing on the election ballot for baseball’s Hall of Fame.
The 10-member committee made the recommendation to the hall’s 16-member board of directors, which will meet Feb. 4 to consider the proposal.
Under the current rules, Rose would appear on the ballot for the first time next year, five years after his retirement as a player.
The committee voted 7 to 3 to adopt language stating that “any person on baseball’s ineligible list shall not be eligible for election to the Hall of Fame.”
Rose, major league’s all-time hit leader, was placed on the ineligible list by the late Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti on Aug. 23, 1989, for betting while Cincinnati Reds manager.