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Canadian Baseball HOF Selection

No Rose, but former Blue Jays slugger Carter voted in

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Associated Press


TORONTO -- Pete Rose failed to make the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Baseball's career hits leader -- who spent part of the 1984 season with Montreal and got career hit No. 4,000 with the Expos -- did not win the support of at least 75 percent of the selection committee.

Tom Valcke, president and CEO of the Canadian Hall of Fame made the announcement Monday on a Canadian TV show. The hall does not release vote totals.

The 2003 class for the shrine in St. Marys, Ontario, features former Blue Jays slugger Joe Carter, Canadian pitcher Kirk McCaskill, administrator Richard Belec and the Vancouver Asahi team. There were 46 nominees.

Rose is ineligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. He agreed to a permanent ban from the sport in 1989 following a gambling investigation.

Tony Riviera, chairman of the newly formed Canadian Baseball League, nominated Rose for the Canadian hall. Rose's autographed batting gloves used for the historic hit are on display in the museum along with photos.

Rose joined the Expos at the start of the 1984 season and batted .259 with 23 RBI in 95 games. He played first base and outfield.

The 61-year-old Rose broke in with Cincinnati in 1963. He went to Philadelphia as a free agent in 1979, returned to Cincinnati in 1984 and managed the Reds until he was banned.

Rose repeatedly has denied betting on baseball, and he and commissioner Bud Selig have met to discuss his ban. Rose has said he hoped to be reinstated by the time of the Canadian hall's induction ceremony -- in St. Marys on June 28.

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Rose repeatedly has denied betting on baseball, and he and commissioner Bud Selig have met to discuss his ban. Rose has said he hoped to be reinstated by the time of the Canadian hall's induction ceremony -- in St. Marys on June 28.

This should be interesting...Personally, I believe that he should be in the HOF....everyone makes mistakes....forgive and forget
 

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