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My Prison Without Bars

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The book My Prison Without Bars can be described as Pete Rose's attempt to tell Bud Selig what he thinks he wants to hear, in order to be re-instated so that he can be elected to the Hall of Fame. It was co-written with Rick Hill and published in 2004. Rose was hoping that the book would help start a push in favor of lifting the ban, but it did not work, as most reviewers found his account self-serving and his apology self-serving, while not revealing the extent of his wrong-doing. Indeed, in following years, Rose would confess more serious transgressions than those he admitted to in the book, although he never made the sort of full confession that many were hoping for.

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