Former Cincinnati Reds great and baseball's all time hits leader Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in the Queen City, despite his lifetime ban from the sport.
Rose is not allowed in any areas of major league ballparks not open to fans as part of his 1989 lifetime suspension for betting on baseball. Rose was on the field in Cincinnati last September for the unveiling of a bronze sculpture honoring Hall of Fame teammate Joe Morgan. The Reds host the 2015 All-Star game, and Commissioner Bud Selig left open the possibility Rose could play a part in the ceremonies. Selig, who has announced he will retire in January, says Major League Baseball officials and the Reds are likely to discuss Rose's participation before the event is held next summer.