Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Topps created a buzz last week when the card company announced that it would no longer acknowledge the achievements of Pete Rose on the back of today's baseball cards. On Tuesday, the Cincinnati legend released a series of statements pleading for Topps and Major League Baseball to overturn the decision. "I am not asking for anyone to feel sorry for me. I am asking only that Topps/MLB not compound my punishment by deleting the truth of what I achieved,'' Rose said in a statement released to USA TODAY Sports. "Please believe me, I have suffered very much for what I did, but I need to respond when what I did fair and square in baseball is taken away from me too. That is neither fair nor honest.'' Rose played in the league from 1963 to 1986 and served as the manager of the Reds from 1984 to 1989. In August 1989, Rose agreed to become permanently ineligible from baseball amid accusations to he gambled on baseball while playing and managing for the Reds, w...
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