August 12, 1989
Baseball's attempts to conduct a disciplinary hearing on Pete Rose's alleged gambling activities were put on hold indefinitely Friday when a federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, stayed all proceedings until an appellate court decides whether it will hear an appeal by Rose. U.S. District Judge John D. Holschuh barred Commissioner Bart Giamatti from holding his hearing, which was scheduled for Thursday. Holschuh said that nothing should happen until the 6th U.S.
August 15, 1989
Attorneys for major league baseball asked a U.S. appeals court Monday to deny Pete Rose's request to return his case to state court, saying that a dispute between "a local Cincinnati hero and a New York citizen" deserves a federal forum. Baseball's request was filed with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in response to a petition Rose filed last week, asking the court to overrule the July 31 decision of U.S. District Judge Holschuh of Columbus, Ohio.
August 9, 1989
Pete Rose's lawyers appealed a judge's decision to keep his suit against baseball in federal court, a move that could block a disciplinary hearing next week on baseball-betting charges. Tuesday's appeal asks that Rose's suit against baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti be sent back to state court, where the Cincinnati Reds' manager has already received one favorable ruling. Giamatti has scheduled a hearing next Thursday on charges that Rose bet on baseball, including the Reds. But if the 6th U.S.
August 25, 1989
The statement of former Cincinnati Red manager Pete Rose on being banned from baseball Thursday: "I'd like to apologize for this controversy lingering on into the '89 season. I hope it didn't detract from the championship season of the 12 teams in the National League and I hope it didn't detract from the All-Star game. I know now it won't detract from the upcoming playoffs and the showcase of baseball, the World Series. "I made some mistakes and I think I'm being punished for those mistakes.
February 6, 1989 |
When Peter O'Malley, who headed the selection committee, said race was not a factor, we smiled knowingly. Clearly, race was the factor. To concede the point, I guess, would have been an admission of all the other times when race was a negative factor. It's pretty obvious what happened: For once, the people sitting around the board room had noticed that everyone in it was white and that maybe that was wrong and that surely they could do something about it.
July 13, 1989 |
Citing potential hometown influences in support of Pete Rose, attorneys for baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti urged a federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday to retain control of the lawsuit against Giamatti and deny Rose's request to have it returned to a state court in Cincinnati. "If ever it were appropriate to remove a case to the federal court to avoid such local pressures, this is the case," said a memorandum filed on the commissioner's behalf in U.S. District Court.
July 6, 1989 |
Manager Pete Rose, facing the threat of a lifetime suspension for allegedly betting on his Cincinnati Reds, received assurance Wednesday that he will not be suspended or fired for at least two more weeks. Judge John D. Holschuh of the U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio, gave Rose's lawyers until July 17 to file arguments for keeping their lawsuit against Commissioner Bart Giamatti in a Cincinnati state court.