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.
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.
August 8, 2001 |
It used to be the nickname of a superstar. Now it is the dance of the doomed. The Charlie Hustle. I'm sick of watching it. Sick of brushing up against it. Sick of stepping around the goop that falls from it. Pete Rose was perhaps the greatest hitter in baseball history. But he is becoming perhaps the biggest blemish. Twelve years ago, Rose was banned from baseball for misconduct relating to gambling.
March 28, 1989 |
Pete Rose won a big bet on the 1988 Super Bowl and bought a Porsche the day after winning a lot of money at baccarat, according to a longtime friend. Tommy Gioiosa also said he placed bets for Rose at race tracks. Rose didn't like to go the betting windows in person because he would be bothered by fans, Gioiosa said. "Pete liked to go to the track." he told the Boston Sunday Globe. "He would bet $2,000 or $4,000 or $8,000, maybe between $4,000 and $10,000, but Pete was good at it.
January 7, 2004 |
Former Dodger manager Tom Lasorda heatedly denied an accusation that he'd regularly spoken with Pete Rose during Rose's managerial career with the Cincinnati Reds, unwittingly providing information that Rose used to bet on major league baseball games. "That's a lie," Lasorda said Tuesday. In his forthcoming book, "My Prison Without Bars," Rose recants his stance that he never wagered on baseball but insists he never bet against the Reds and never placed bets from the clubhouse.
August 19, 2001 |
One evening with nothing better to do, the television carried pictures of the intrepid reporter Geraldo Rivera conducting an excavation. He was in a basement in Chicago, if memory serves, and the idea was to reveal the contents of Al Capone's secret vault. For two hours--it came to feel like two days--Rivera informed his increasingly stupefied audience of the treasures Capone might have buried during his reign as a gangland king. Finally, we made it inside the vault. And there it was.