TMZ Leaks New Pete Rose Letter To Rob Manfred Begging For Reinstatement

 It's been 33 years since all-time baseball hits leader Pete Rose was banned from the Baseball Hall of Fame for gambling. Betting, of course, is accepted as a major part of the way all sports leagues do business these days. It just wasn't that way in 1989. 

Now, at the age of 81, Charlie Hustle is trying to hustle his way back into the game with a new letter pleading for reinstatement that he recently sent to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. TMZ has obtained the letter. 

“I am writing today for three reasons,” Rose writes. “First, because at my age I want to be 100% sure that you understand how much I mean it when I say that I’m sorry. Second, to ask for your forgiveness. And third, because I still think every day about what it would mean to be considered for the Hall of Fame.”

After acknowledging how sorry he is to have let so many people down, he sums it with the following: 
I am asking for your forgiveness. Despite my many mistakes, I am so proud of what I accomplished as a baseball player - 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.
Wow. Not sure how Manfred can deny the 81-year-old Rose at this point. 

Rose, is, as he mentioned, baseball's Hit King, with 4,256 in his 24-year career. He also boasted a career batting average of .303. He made 17 All-Star appearances and was named NL MVP in 1973 along with World Series MVP in 1975. 

We'll see how/if Manfred responds to Rose's latest—and possibly last—plea for reinstatement.