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NATION : Hall Urged to Bar Pete Rose

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

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.”

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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.


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