As expected, Pete Rose will be inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame.
Rose won the fan vote and will be honored Aug. 12 before the Phillies play the Mets.
Rose said this in a statement:
“I am very honored to be inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame. My baseball years in Philadelphia were amazing, not just because we won it all in 1980 and came close in 1983, but also because the fans welcomed me from day one. The team’s great ownership and talented roster attracted me to Philadelphia as a free agent. I knew we could experience great success.”
Hitting .291/.365/.361 with 139 doubles, 18 triples and a mind-boggling 325/151 walk-to-strikeout ratio in his five seasons with the Phillies, Rose is banned from election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and from being an employee in Major League Baseball, though he has been allowed to be honored by teams.