Today in History: Pete Rose gets booted from baseball

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Today in History: Pete Rose gets booted from baseball
PITTSBURGH, PA - 1965: Infielder Pete Rose, of the Cincinnati Reds, poses for a portrait prior to a game in 1965 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by: Diamond Images/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Pete Rose looks up after being called out at second base by umpire Bob Burkhart in a game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium, July 27, 1968. (Photo by Barton Silverman/New York Times Co./Getty Images)
CINCINNATI - UNDATED: Outfielder Pete Rose #14 of the Cincinnati Reds walks alone down a vacant corridor at Riverfront Stadium during the 1970s in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL - MARCH 9: Pete Rose #14 of the Philadelphia Phillies along with his son Pete Rose Jr. exercise during spring training on March 9, 1979 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 069 -- Pictured: (l-r) Baseball legend Pete Rose during an interview with host Seth Meyers on July 14, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 13: A Cincinnati Reds fan displays a sign in support of former Red Pete Rose during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Great American Ball Park on August 13, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Red Sox won 5-4. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: Former player and manager Pete Rose waves to the crowd prior to the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

One look at the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame features a glaring omission: the MLB's hit king.

Of course, that's Pete Rose, who will never be allowed election into the hall. Rose famously denied his involvement in betting on baseball for decades before coming forward with his admission in a book in 2004.

On this day in 1989, then-MLB commissioner Bart Giamatti handed Rose permanent placement on the league's ineligible list. Effectively, the all-time hits leader is banned from participating in the MLB, or getting inducted into its Hall of Fame, ever again.

Rose is one of baseball's most maligned personalities ever, for his time both on the field and since his departure from the game. In the gallery above, you'll find shots of "Charlie Hustle" throughout his career, from a young Ohio rookie to a grizzled veteran. Also be sure to watch the video below for the latest developments regarding Rose's betting on baseball.
ESPN Says Pete Rose Bet on Baseball as a Player

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