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The Record
May 1, 2020
Pete Rose: The All-Time Hit Leader, The Gambler, And The SI Investigation That Exposed Him
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On August 24th, 1989 Major League Baseball banned Pete Rose after an investigation concluded the former Cincinnati Red manager bet on baseball. Priya Desai talks to former SI Senior Writer Craig Neff, who was part of a team of reporters that uncovered one of the biggest scandals in the history of sports. It all began in the spring of 1984, with a call to the tip line of Sports Illustrated. Jon Wertheim discusses Rose’s career and the time he spent the day with a young reporter named Al Michaels.

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