Bart Giamatti

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Birthdate 4/4/1938
Death Date 9/1/1989
Debut Year 1986
Year of Induction
Teams MLB, National League
Positions Commissioner, League President

Best known for his banishment of Pete Rose, Bart Giamatti served as Commissioner for five months, the shortest reign in baseball history.

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In 1989 Bart Giamatti handed down Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling on baseball

In 1989 Bart Giamatti handed down Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling on baseball

An academician who taught at Princeton and Yale, Bart Giamatti served as President of Yale for ten years. The lifelong baseball fan jumped when baseball offered him the presidency of the National League. In two years in that position, he forged a reputation for preserving baseball’s tradition
The comprehensive Dowd Report accumulated indisputable evedence that Rose bet on the game

The comprehensive Dowd Report accumulated indisputable evedence that Rose bet on the game

Though Bart Giamatti served as Commissioner of Baseball for only five months, his role in the lifetime ban of Pete Rose secured his place in baseball history. The suspension came after investigator John M. Dowd interviewed many of Rose’s associates, including alleged bookies and bet runners. T
Charlie Williams is the first African-American umpire to call balls and strikes in the World Series

Charlie Williams is the first African-American umpire to call balls and strikes in the World Series

The value of this piece comes primarily from the signatures of Bart Giamatti and Pete Rose. The reverse of the check is endorsed by two meaningful figures in baseball history. This check is made out to Charlie Williams, the first umpire to work the plate in a World Series game. He endorsed the back

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