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Rose Induction Day will never happen

Hit King long ago had a chance to get into the Hall, but he whiffed on the opportunity

Originally Published: August 24, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Hit King's Hall of Fame Induction Day should have been 17 years ago this month.

Aug. 2, 1992. We would never have forgotten it.

Tom Seaver would have been there. Rollie Fingers would have been there. Hal Newhouser would have been there. It was their Induction Day, too. But everyone knows that, had the act of gambling never been invented, it would have been the Hit King's day.

Pete Rose had that way. Always had that way. He owned every room he ever entered. He was the magnetic ...

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