Pete Rose says he is disappointed that he is not being allowed back in baseball.
At a press conference held at his restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, he says his petition was not about being in the Hall of Fame. He just wants to be a part of the game he loves.
"I want baseball and Pete Rose to be friends. That's all I want, so that I can say I'm not an outsider looking in," Rose said.
Pete Rose holding a press conference, responding to the decision made by MLB.
Posted by Yasmeen Hassan on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Rose took ownership for his mistakes, including places bets on games while he was working for the Cincinnati Reds.
To this day, he is still baseball's all-time hit leader.