SEE IT: Pete Rose writes MLB commissioner asking for forgiveness

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Former Cincinnati Reds player and guest Pete Ross acknowledges spectators during an Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame induction ceremony before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

SEE IT: Pete Rose writes MLB commissioner asking for forgiveness

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Baseball legend Pete Rose is making his case to be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, this time writing to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and asking for forgiveness.

The former Cincinnati Red and MLB’s all-time hits leader asked Manfred to lift his 1989 lifetime ban from baseball.

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Rose, 81, was banned for life after accepting a settlement agreement with then-Commissioner Bart Giamatti related to the three-time World Series champion’s gambling on baseball games while serving as the manager of the Reds.

“I have apologized many times, both for betting on baseball games while managing the Cincinnati Reds and then for denying that I did,” Rose wrote.

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“Despite my many mistakes, I am so proud of what I accomplished as a baseball player,” the letter read. “I am the Hit King and it is my dream to be considered for the Hall of Fame. Like all of us, I believe in accountability. I am 81 years old and know that I have been held accountable and that I hold myself accountable. I write now to ask for another chance.”

Rose batted .303 during his career, finished with 4,256 hits, and was named the 1973 National League MVP and World Series MVP in 1975.

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