COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are delaying any action on a resolution urging baseball’s commissioner to reinstate all-time hits leader Pete Rose and make the former Cincinnati Reds star eligible for the Hall of Fame.
The measure was pulled from a legislative committee’s agenda for Tuesday, a day after ESPN reported it obtained a notebook that shows Rose bet on Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986.
The House speaker’s spokeswoman says the proposal’s sponsors and the committee chairman decided to put the issue on hold and possibly re-evaluate it later, once more information is available.
Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball concluded he bet on games while he was a player and manager.
He has applied for reinstatement.