|Frank Deford makes his case...|
Ichiro is undoubtably entitled to the Hall of Fame, if only for breaking the MLB season hit record. Ichiro is a class act.
The problem with Rose is whether or not he bet against his own team when he was managing. He claims he only bet on his team. Rose accepted a life time ban as part of his post investigation plea deal in 1989. I do not see MLB backing down on the ban if there remains a strong suspicion he bet against his own team.