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Rose remains banned from Baseball Hall of Fame

Rose has been ineligible since 1989

Former MLB player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a news conference at Pete Rose Bar & Grill to respond to his lifetime ban from MLB for gambling being upheld on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Former MLB player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a news conference at Pete Rose Bar & Grill to respond to his lifetime ban from MLB for gambling being upheld on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball's hit king won't be getting a call from Cooperstown anytime soon.

The Los Angeles Times was first to report that the Baseball Hall of Fame's Board of Directors determined Pete Rose won't be on the Hall of Fame ballot.

According to the Times and other outlets, this decision was made in December but is being made public on Thursday.

This vote by the board reconfirms the 1991 rule that states that anyone deemed permanently ineligible by Major League Baseball may not be considered for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rose, now 76, has been on baseball's ineligible list since 1989, when he accepted a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for involvement in gambling.

The news comes the same weekend that Rose will be honored by his hometown Cincinnati Reds with a statue that will be located at Great American Ball Park.