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Fenway
12-19-2006, 10:03 AM
On Tuesday, the Reds Hall of Fame revealed plans for a vast new exhibit dedicated to Rose and his career that's tentatively scheduled to open on March 10 and run for 11 months.
"In the last 15 years or so, his issues have dominated the story," said Greg Rhodes, the Hall's executive director. "There's a whole generation of fans that don't know anything about Pete or his career other than that he [allegedly] bet on baseball.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061218&content_id=1763539&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin


http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061219/SPT04/612190400/1071

and it turns out Pete broke Cobb's record at Wrigley not at home.

Since Rose broke the record, the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) has reported that Cobb actually had 4,189 hits. So Rose's ball from hit number 4,190 is technically the record-breaker.

It will be interesting to see whether the Reds make that ball part of the exhibit and tell the story behind it. That hit came at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

maurice
12-19-2006, 11:02 AM
Allegedly?

A Reds HOF exhibit isn't a big deal. Heck, a downtown street is named after him, which is a much greater honor IMO.

PKalltheway
12-19-2006, 04:23 PM
He's one of the best players the Reds ever had, and to top it off, he's from Cincinnati. Why not have an exhibit at the Reds' HOF about him? Besides, it isn't like they're inducting him in there. You can't deny what he did on the field. Also, it only runs 11 months. The Reds HOF sometimes has a long term exhibit in there every now and then, like the 1919 World Series exhibit this year.

WizardsofOzzie
12-19-2006, 05:02 PM
Good for him. IMO, he deserves to be in the actual hall of fame. It's definately not full of morally sound people. A spitballer, and a bigot who pistol whipped a man to death, just to name a couple