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'Fessing up ... for a price

Money is as much a motivating factor in Pete Rose's admission as his desire to be a Hall of Famer.

Originally Published: January 5, 2004
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

The Hall of Fame announcement is reserved for the great players who did not bet on baseball and then lie about it for 14 years. Today, however, we must once again discuss the subject that, like tuberculosis, will not go away. Pete Rose.

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After steadfastly maintaining his innocence for 14 years, the Hustler finally admits that he bet on baseball. What a revelation! That lifetime ban he voluntarily agreed to in 1989? Turns out it was justified all along! And to think, it only ...

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