Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is seriously considering lifting Pete Rose's lifetime ban from baseball, the New York Daily News reported Monday, citing no sources.
Some lobbying from Hall of Famers is influencing Selig, the newspaper reported.
Hank Aaron, Joe Morgan and Frank Robinson all have spoken to Selig about reinstating Rose, the newspaper reported.
Aaron said Saturday night that he felt Rose "belongs" in the Hall, and Aaron is a close friend of Selig's.
In August 1989, Rose was given a lifetime ban for gambling on baseball. After years of denying that he bet on baseball, Rose did admit he bet on the Reds. But Selig would insist that Rose make another public apology before reinstating him, the New York Daily News reported.
Rose also would be prohibited from managing, the newspaper reported.
Rose would then be eligible for the Hall of Fame on the Veterans Committee ballot.
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