Fox Sports Hires Pete Rose as Guest Analyst

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Pete Rose

He was banned from baseball in 1989.

Pete Rose is getting back into baseball.

The MLB veteran is joining Fox Sports as a guest analyst, the network announced Saturday.

He will appear on the MLB on FOX pregame show on Fox and Fox Sports 1, as well as MLB Whiparound, America's Pregame and Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1.

Rose was banned from Major League Baseball in 1989 for betting on baseball while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds. Rose recently asked MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to lift the ban.

Rose told Fox Sports he was not taking the job in hopes of helping the ban be lifted.

"I don't even worry about that. I've never thought about that," Rose said. "I'm just trying to give back to baseball. Hopefully, people will watch, and I'll make some good points that will help them understand the game more."

Rose, who holds the record for all-time hits, was a player from 1963 to 1986 and a manager from 1984 to 1989.
Fox Sports executive producer John Entz said Rose impressed execs during an initial meeting.

"He told great stories, about both the past and present, so we decided to test him on camera, and he did a really good job for somebody who hasn't done it a lot," Entz said. "We all said to each other, as we were watching him, that he was a really compelling, interesting guy to watch on TV."

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