Jim Bunning, Dallas Green and Darren Daulton were acknowledged in a moving tribute.
PHILADELPHIA – Pete Rose made an appearance at the Phillies’ Wall of Fame night on Saturday.
But it was only for a brief second in a video clip of his catch of Frank White’s popup for the penultimate out of the 1980 World Series clinching win over the Kansas City Royals after the ball popped out of catcher Bob Boone’s glove.
Phillies cancel Rose festivities
The Phillies honored the 13 Wall of Famers who were present for Saturday night’s festivities as well as three who passed away in the last year – Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, the manager of the 1980 champions Dallas Green and former catcher Darren Daulton. The ceremony occurred before the game against the New York Mets.
Daulton died on Aug. 6 from a battle with brain cancer at the age of 55. All three former Phillies were at least year’s ceremony honoring former slugger Jim Thome.
Rose was supposed to be this year’s honoree. Baseball’s all-time hit leader, Rose was a Phillie from 1979 to 1983 and was largely credited as the player who put the 1980 team over the top.
Rose is banned for life from baseball for betting on the game, including when he was the Cincinnati Reds manager, but the league has allowed him to participate in selected events.
But less than two weeks ago, a story broke that Rose had an affair with a teenager in Cincinnati while he was a 34-year-old married father of two with the Reds.
Rose confirmed the relationship, saying she was 16 – the legal age of consent in Ohio – while the woman said she was younger and they met in other states as well.
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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports