Originally posted by shortcircuit
That is true, but he gambled when he was managing, not when he was playing. They can put him in a player, but not as a manager if that helps their conscience.
A manager can still deliberately lose a game.
I don't think Pete Rose ever did it. But then again, I have not watched all, or even most, of the games he managed and played. The problem with crossing that ethical line is that it looks so suspicious. He
may know that he did not throw any games, but the rest of us can only wonder.
Should it keep him out of the HOF? Tough question. I used to think so. Now, I am more inclined to think that keeping the all-time hit leader out makes the HOF a joke, particularly when some of the 'roiders will no doubt get in [if they haven't already].
However, the HOF elections are political, and I will not be surprised if he never gets in.