17-Time Major League Baseball All-Star Pete Rose, who received a lifetime ban from baseball back in 1989, will again be involved in the game as a part of the Fox Sports team.
The channel announced that it is bringing aboard “Charlie Hustle” — Rose’s nickname since his playing days — as a guest studio analyst. Rose is the all-time MLB hits leader and a three-time World Series champion.
In making the announcement, John Entz, executive vice president of production and executive producer for Fox Sports, said: “It’s obvious that Pete has a vast knowledge of baseball history, but what is equally impressive is how well-informed and opinionated he is about the game today. He’s one of the most popular players to ever put on a uniform and we have no doubt that people will truly enjoy his insight and enthusiasm.”
Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling on baseball has been a long-running controversy among fans and commentators. Representatives of the former Cincinnati Reds standout applied for Rose’s reinstatement last month.