Pete Rose Will Not Be Reinstated

All-time baseball hits leader Pete Rose will not be reinstated to Major League Baseball, the commissioner announced Monday.

Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a report Monday announcing the official decision. The New York Timeshad reported Manfred's decision earlier Monday.

In the report, Manfred stated that Rose had admitted in a meeting that he currently bets recreationally on baseball and other sports, and gave inconsistent answers as to his betting activities while managing the Cincinnati Reds in the 1980s. He stated that Rose will continue to be allowed to participate in ceremonial baseball activities, but cannot be allowed to work in the game.

Rose, who received a lifetime banishment from the game for gambling in 1989, had applied for reinstatement to Manfred, who took over as commissioner of baseball earlier this year. The banishment keeps Rose ineligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rose, 74, played for the Phillies from 1979 to 1983, including the World Series-winning season of 1980. His record of 4,256 career hits remains the major league record.