PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pietros dismissed questions about his debut on the Philadelphia field Sunday after the team scrapped plans to honor him in 2017 after a woman claimed she was underage with a baseball bat. The ball king had sex.
“That was 55 years ago, baby,” Ross told one Female Baseball Writers for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ross, 81, declined to answer any questions after being photographed outside. Phillies‘ The 1980 World Series champion team and other former players. The original 1980 anniversary celebration was postponed for two seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rose was on the field in Philadelphia for the first time since he was banned for life by Major League Baseball in August 1989.Attorney John Dodd’s investigation into Major League Baseball finds Ross in not clear Win the 1985-87 season while playing for and managing the team.
However, the Phillies plan to honor Rose in 2017 for his contributions to the 1980 World Series title and the 1983 National League pennant title.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe in 2017, said Ross called her in 1973 when she was 14 or 15 and they started a sexual relationship in Cincinnati that lasted several years. She also claims Ross had sex with her outside of Ohio.
Ross’ lawyers have said the woman’s claims are unsubstantiated.
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Ross admitted in 2017 that he did have a relationship with the woman, but said it began when she was 16. He also said they never had sex outside of Ohio.
At the time, Ross was in his 30s and married with two children.
The Phillies will induct Rose into their Hall of Fame in a live ceremony. That ceremony was canceled, and there were no other plans to celebrate Rose before this season. He will join many of his former teammates on the 1980 World Series champion team ahead of Sunday’s game.
Last month, the Phillies defended their decision to invite Rose to the ceremony.
“In planning the 1980 reunion, we negotiated with Pitt’s teammates regarding his addition,” the Phillies said in a statement. “Everyone wants Pete to be a part of the celebration because without him there would be no trophy in 1980. Also, the club has permission from the Commissioner’s Office to invite Pete to be part of the championship team.”
A 17-time All-Star, Rose made 826 of his 4,256 hits during his five years with the Phillies from 1979-83.
Rose has asked MLB to end his lifetime ban.