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The Conversation: Pete Rose

By Fred Roggin and Jared Kiemeney
|  Monday, Sep 2, 2013  |  Updated 7:20 AM PDT
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In part one of this extended online interview, baseball's all-time hit king sits down with Fred Roggin to talk about why he bet on baseball and the remorse he feels for his mistakes. He also deals with whether the lifetime ban assessed is fair given today's PED penalties, along with what his life has been like for the past 24 years and what advice he'd give to young athletes given the mistakes he's made. Original interview aired on Going Roggin, September 1, 2013.

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In part one of this extended online interview, baseball's all-time hit king sits down with Fred Roggin to talk about why he bet on baseball and the remorse he feels for his mistakes. He also deals with whether the lifetime ban assessed is fair given today's PED penalties, along with what his life has been like for the past 24 years and what advice he'd give to young athletes given the mistakes he's made. Original interview aired on Going Roggin, September 1, 2013.

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Pete Rose Part 2: "I'm the One that Screwed Up"

In part two of this revealing and candid interview, Pete Rose talks with Fred Roggin about why he started betting on the game once he became a manager. His lifetime ban means he won't be in the Hall of Fame but Rose wonders whether he'll ever be inducted into Cooperstown. Plus, his thoughts on whether PED users should be allowed into the Hall. Interview originally aired on Going Roggin, September 1, 2013.

Pete Rose Part 3: "The Biggest Winner in the History of Sports"

Baseball's all-time hit king has an accolade that he's even more proud of. He shared that and more with Fred Roggin in this extended interview. Originally aired on Going Roggin, September 1, 2013.
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He is Charlie Hustle. He is baseball’s all-time hit king. He is also banned for life from the game he loves.

In this candid interview, Pete Rose sits down with Fred Roggin to talk everything that’s made him who he is and changed him into the person he has become. From why he started betting on baseball to whether he thinks he’ll ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame, nothing is off limits.

There’s also his surprising take on present-day players suspended for performance enhancing drug use. Rose admits the crime he committed against baseball isn’t tantamount to theirs, mainly because “I never did anything to alter statistics.”

He’s open, he’s honest and he’s still hoping for a second chance. 

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