In the ESPN special “Pete Rose on Trial,” a mock trial at Harvard Law School’s Austin Hall examined Pete Rose’s eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame, focusing on his lifetime ban for allegedly betting on games. Alan Dershowitz, the prosecutor, highlighted the Dowd Report’s claims against Rose, while defense attorney Johnnie Cochran spotlighted Rose’s significant contributions to baseball and questioned the ban’s fairness.

Prominent baseball figures testified. For the prosecution, Hall of Famer Jim Palmer and others discussed Rose’s alleged misconduct. In defense, stars like Hank Aaron and Dave Parker emphasized Rose’s achievements. The mock jury eventually supported Rose’s Hall of Fame consideration.

Three jury members were Boston Mens Baseball League players. Read court proceedings from The Harvard Gazette and answer: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

Pete Rose on Trial | June 17, 2003 (United States) 7.1
Stars: Bob Ley, Jeffrey Toobin, Catherine CrierSummary: Baseball's all-time hits leader, banned for life for allegedly betting on the sport, should be allowed induction at Cooperstown, the jury of ESPN's mock trial said after hearing three hours of jury deliberations at Harvard Law School.
Pete Rose on Trial
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran goes to bat for Pete Rose
Jason Grenier on Pete Rose Jury
Juror: Jason Grenier
Jim Holmwood on Pete Rose Jury
Juror: Jim Holmwood
Jose Medina on Pete Rose Jury
Juror: Jose Medina
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