Does Pete Rose Belong in the Hall of Fame? Southern Rockers Say “You Bet!”

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On their latest CD release “Dig It or Don’t”, the Sam Morrison Band tackles the Pete Rose question and many other controversial topics.

In 1991, Pete Rose was declared "permanently ineligible" for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame for gambling on baseball. With 4256 hits, Pete Rose holds the record for most hits and is no doubt the “Hit King”. The question of whether or not his past sins should keep him from receiving one of Baseball’s biggest honors is one that has hardcore baseball fans divided. The Sam Morrison Band cast their vote in the affirmative by proclaiming "You Bet!"

The new CD release from the Sam Morrison Band on Convalian Productions is titled “Dig It or Don’t”. The first single, “You Bet” is a tribute to Morrison’s childhood hero.

“I grew up in Ohio during the reign of the Big Red Machine,” says Morrison. “Pete was a big influence on me. He taught me that you can be the best if you work hard. No one worked harder than Pete Rose!”

“I absolutely believe Pete should be in the Hall of Fame. While I don’t approve of betting on baseball, no one can deny the records he has broken and still holds! I truly believe that the drive and determination that earned him the name “Charlie Hustle” on the field was also the fuel that made betting such a problem for him later in life. His “need to win” is simply part of his DNA and that drive is what made him great. Baseball is a better game because Pete Rose played it.”

The band is hoping the song as well as the video will get the attention of the “powers that be” in Cooperstown and let them know that there are still a huge number of fans that want to see Rose in the Hall of Fame.

The CD, “Dig It or Don’t” (Convalian Productions) is now available online as well as from
Audio – “You Bet”

Video – “You Bet”


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