MLB 'does not like' broadcasts using Pete Rose footage

Pete Rose, pictured, remains blacklisted by Major League Baseball for gambling on games. (REUTERS)

Pete Rose, pictured, remains blacklisted by Major League Baseball for gambling on games. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 2:24 PM ET

Legendary broadcaster Tim McCarver, set to hang up his mic and headphones at season’s end, is going out with a bang.

The 71-year-old Fox announcer, in an interview with ESPN Radio Monday, said the league has told its broadcast partners to refrain from ever showing disgraced star Pete Rose.

“Major League Baseball does not like us showing video of Pete Rose on our air,” he said.

The rule applies to, at the very least, Fox and ESPN, according to McCarver. TBS also has broadcasting rights.

Rose, of course, is a household name not only because he's the MLB record holder in hits, but because he's admitted to betting on games in the 1980s while managing the Cincinnati Reds.

The 72-year-old Rose has always maintained he only bet in favour of the Reds.

The three-time World Series champ and 17-time all-star is banned from being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

McCarver, a former big-league catcher, is well known for his outspokenness.






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