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'I bet on baseball in 1987 and 1988'

Updated: January 8, 2004, 4:29 PM ET
ESPN.com

In an exclusive interview with ABCNEWS that will air Thursday, Pete Rose admits to betting on baseball.

After denying it for nearly 15 years, baseball legend Pete Rose is admitting that he bet on baseball and on his own team while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

"I bet on baseball in 1987 and 1988," the baseball great told ABCNEWS' Charles Gibson in an interview to be aired on Primetime Thursday (10 p.m. ET).

"That was my mistake, not coming clean a lot earlier," he said.

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