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April 19, 1989
Manager Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds has taken the offensive to counter what he says are erroneous reports that he gave his 1975 World Series ring to a convicted Massachusetts bookmaker. A Boston newspaper reported Sunday that Rose had given his 1975 championship ring to bookmaker Joseph Cambra of Somerset, Mass., as payment for a gambling debt. But Rose has put his three Series championship rings--from 1975, 1976 and 1980--on display at the Kentucky National Bank's downtown Cincinnati office "just to lay that rumor to rest."
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April 19, 1989
Manager Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds has taken the offensive to counter what he says are erroneous reports that he gave his 1975 World Series ring to a convicted Massachusetts bookmaker. A Boston newspaper reported Sunday that Rose had given his 1975 championship ring to bookmaker Joseph Cambra of Somerset, Mass., as payment for a gambling debt. But Rose has put his three Series championship rings--from 1975, 1976 and 1980--on display at the Kentucky National Bank's downtown Cincinnati office "just to lay that rumor to rest."
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April 14, 1989
A bank check from Pete Rose to a man later convicted of bookmaking was found during a 1984 gambling raid, the Boston Herald and the Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin reported Thursday. The newspapers, quoting unidentified sources, said Rose bet with Joseph Cambra of Somerset, Mass., and gave him his 1975 World Series championship ring as payment for a gambling debt. Investigators reportedly examined the alleged check from Rose to Cambra but returned it because it could not be linked directly to the investigation.
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April 15, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
It was the 26th day of the siege of Pete Rose. It was also his 48th birthday. It was an unusual day because Rose had chosen to talk freely about matters pertaining to ongoing investigations into his alleged widespread involvement in gambling. It was 2 1/2 hours before the team he manages, the Cincinnati Reds, opened a three-game series Friday night against the Padres, the team against which he broke Ty Cobb's all-time hit record four years ago. Rose addressed the latest allegations against him. The Dayton Daily News reported Friday that Rose allowed a Montreal man, linked to gambling in Canada, access to the Reds' clubhouse during spring training last month in Plant City, Fla. The man's name is Rene Longpre, and he's the manager of the Manoir Lemoyne Hotel, where Rose stayed in 1984 during his one season with the Expos.
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April 15, 1989 | Associated Press
Manager Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds allowed a Montreal hotelman linked to gambling into the Reds' spring training clubhouse, the Dayton Daily News reported Friday, which if true is a violation of major league rules. Rules issued by the commissioner's office and the National League prohibit anyone not connected with baseball or the media from being in the locker room. Another Rose friend, convicted in Massachusetts of bookmaking, received the team discount at a Plant City, Fla., hotel for eight days during spring training--a discount only the team can authorize, the newspaper said.
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April 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
A bank check from Cincinnati Reds superstar Pete Rose to a man later convicted of bookmaking reportedly was found during a 1984 gambling raid in Bristol County. The Boston Herald and The Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin reported today that they were told by unidentified sources that Rose bet with the man and gave him his 1975 World Series championship ring as payment for a gambling debt. Rose got the ring after the Reds beat the Boston Red Sox. The Journal-Bulletin also said the bookmaker had stayed with the Reds at a Florida hotel during spring training and received the team rate.
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April 15, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
It was the 26th day of the siege of Pete Rose. It was also his 48th birthday. It was an unusual day because Rose had chosen to talk freely about matters pertaining to ongoing investigations into his alleged widespread involvement in gambling. It was 2 1/2 hours before the team he manages, the Cincinnati Reds, opened a three-game series Friday night against the Padres, the team against which he broke Ty Cobb's all-time hit record four years ago. Rose addressed the latest allegations against him. The Dayton Daily News reported Friday that Rose allowed a Montreal man, linked to gambling in Canada, access to the Reds' clubhouse during spring training last month in Plant City, Fla. The man's name is Rene Longpre, and he's the manager of the Manoir Lemoyne Hotel, where Rose stayed in 1984 during his one season with the Expos.
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August 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
Transcripts of a Massachusetts police telephone wiretap indicate that Pete Rose lied to baseball investigators when he said he did not know that a Massachusetts individual was a bookmaker, according to a published report. A Nov. 12, 1984, conversation between Joseph S. Cambra and Manuel Fernandez indicates that Rose wanted to bet every day, according to a report in today's editions of the Boston Globe.
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June 29, 1989
Pete Rose put what he said was his 1975 World Series ring on display at a Cincinnati bank in April to show he hadn't sold it to pay a gambling debt. In his deposition to baseball investigators on April 20-21, Rose admitted it was a sham and that the ring had been sold to New Jersey collector Barry Halper. Rose was hesitant to tell investigator John Dowd the truth behind the ring. Dowd: Let me go back to the World Series ring for a minute. I read somewhere recently that there's some World Series rings on display at Kentucky National Bank?
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April 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Reds Manager Pete Rose will tell baseball investigators that an ex-friend's attempt to blackmail him led to accusations that Rose bet on baseball games, a newspaper reported today. The Cincinnati Post said that four sources, none of whom would permit their names to be used, told the newspaper Rose will tell investigators that Paul Janszen, a Cincinnati body builder now serving a six-month sentence for evading income taxes, tried twice last fall to blackmail him for $40,000. Rose will say he rebuffed Janszen, who allegedly first threatened him, then lied to the commissioner's office that Rose bet on baseball games, including Reds games.
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April 15, 1989 | Associated Press
Manager Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds allowed a Montreal hotelman linked to gambling into the Reds' spring training clubhouse, the Dayton Daily News reported Friday, which if true is a violation of major league rules. Rules issued by the commissioner's office and the National League prohibit anyone not connected with baseball or the media from being in the locker room. Another Rose friend, convicted in Massachusetts of bookmaking, received the team discount at a Plant City, Fla., hotel for eight days during spring training--a discount only the team can authorize, the newspaper said.
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April 14, 1989
A bank check from Pete Rose to a man later convicted of bookmaking was found during a 1984 gambling raid, the Boston Herald and the Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin reported Thursday. The newspapers, quoting unidentified sources, said Rose bet with Joseph Cambra of Somerset, Mass., and gave him his 1975 World Series championship ring as payment for a gambling debt. Investigators reportedly examined the alleged check from Rose to Cambra but returned it because it could not be linked directly to the investigation.
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April 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
A bank check from Cincinnati Reds superstar Pete Rose to a man later convicted of bookmaking reportedly was found during a 1984 gambling raid in Bristol County. The Boston Herald and The Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin reported today that they were told by unidentified sources that Rose bet with the man and gave him his 1975 World Series championship ring as payment for a gambling debt. Rose got the ring after the Reds beat the Boston Red Sox. The Journal-Bulletin also said the bookmaker had stayed with the Reds at a Florida hotel during spring training and received the team rate.
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June 27, 1989
Excerpts from the report on Pete Rose submitted to the commissioner of baseball May 9 by investigator John Dowd. The report was made public Monday. INTRODUCTION . . . Pete Rose has denied under oath ever betting on major league baseball or associating with anyone who bet on major league baseball. However, the investigation has developed evidence to the contrary. The testimony and the documentary evidence gathered in the course of the investigation demonstrates that Pete Rose bet on baseball, and in particular, on games of the Cincinnati Reds baseball club, during the 1985, 1986, and 1987 seasons.
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