June 25, 1989 |
On the eve of a day that may decide his baseball future, Pete Rose promised that he is not about to quit. "People are taking polls about me resigning, well, you can forget about those polls, they can be 1,000 to 1 (in favor of resignation), and I'm still going to take out the lineup card as manager of the Cincinnati Reds," Rose said Saturday in his pregame "Rose Report" broadcast on a local radio station. "When you belong to something you love, you don't quit, and I love the Cincinnati Reds."
June 26, 1989 |
A state judge, ruling that baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti "prejudged" evidence that Pete Rose allegedly bet on baseball games, has blocked a hearing today at which Giamatti could have banned Rose from baseball for life. Judge Norbert A. Nadel of the Hamilton County Commons Pleas Court issued a 14-day temporary restraining order Sunday barring Giamatti from ruling on the evidence, and ordered that no action be taken against Rose during that time. Rose's lawyers will return to Nadel's court July 6 to seek a temporary injunction to indefinitely remove baseball's involvement in the Rose affair.
June 24, 1989 |
His team lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 3-1, Friday night, and normally that's all Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda would have seen. That's all he would have felt, or been able to talk about. But in this town, where a hero's reputation is coming apart in a manner as slow and uncomfortable as the Midwestern midsummer days, these are not normal times. After the Dodgers wasted 10 hits and another fine start by Mike Morgan, Lasorda chose to talk about something he saw an hour before the game.
June 9, 2003 |
Pete Rose attended his first game at the Cincinnati Reds' new ballpark Sunday, getting tickets for some of the best seats behind home plate. Hardly anyone expected baseball's all-time leader in hits, and few fans realized he was there. Rose sat inconspicuously in an aisle seat in the sixth row behind the plate, then left in the third inning of the Reds' rain-delayed game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Reds didn't announced his presence or show him on the videoboard.
May 23, 1990 |
Andre Dawson likes respect at least as much as the next guy. But he admitted having second thoughts after the Cincinnati Reds fitted him for a straitjacket and walked him, still kicking and screaming, into the history books. Eight times on Tuesday, the National League's grim reaper of late walked to the plate. And five of those times, by design, he kept on walking. The first intentional pass came in the first inning against the first Cincinnati pitcher, the last in the 16th against the seventh.
June 27, 1989 |
A special investigator's report to major league baseball on Pete Rose's alleged gambling, made public Monday by a Cincinnati judge, accuses the Cincinnati Reds' manager of betting not only on major league games but on his own team's games as well, from 1985 to 1987. Lawyers for Rose won a temporary restraining order Sunday, preventing baseball from conducting a hearing with Rose--one was scheduled for today--until at least July 6. But the Ohio Supreme Court, responding to a suit filed Monday by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, ordered Judge Norbert A. Nadel of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to release the report or explain why. Nadel, the same judge who Sunday had issued the temporary restraining order, complied reluctantly with the court's order.