What would have happened if Congress had called on Major League Baseball to allow Pete Rose back into the game? As far flung as that scenario sounds, it was actually something that an Ohio congressman and Rose's former attorney worked on for weeks, according to interviews with those involved. This proposed bill, which was never introduced because of Rose's reluctance to lobby Congress for the legislation, has never been reported. Neil Volz, chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Ney, said the idea to lobby MLB for Rose's reinstatement came after baseball's all-time hit leader won a spot on the All-Century Team in 1999. Rose, banned from the game since 1989 for betting on baseball games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds, was allowed to attend Game Two of the 1999 World Series, during which the All-Century Team was introduced.
Proposed Bill Would Have Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball