Pete Rose Not Endorsing Any Candidate, Lawyer Says
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2016
UPDATE: Pete Rose's attorney told The Washington Post that Rose has not endorsed any candidate.
“We do not know how Mr. Trump got the ball,” Ray Genco said, adding that Pete Rose did not send a signed baseball to Trump.
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(Original story below)
On Sunday night, less than 48 hours before the Ohio primary, Donald Trump got a boost from a Buckeye State legend.
The Republican presidential front-runner tweeted an image of a baseball signed by MLB's all-time hits leader, Pete Rose.
On the baseball, Rose wrote "Mr. Trump, Please Make America Great Again."
"We gotta let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame," Trump said during a rally hours earlier in West Chester, Ohio, according to Cincinnati.com.
In 1989, Rose was banned from the sport for life after evidence surfaced that he bet on games, including those of the Cincinnati Reds teams he played for and managed.
Despite the revelations, Rose remains a hero in his home state of Ohio, which holds its crucial primary contest on Tuesday.
In the past, Trump has supported Rose and called for his inclusion in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Let Pete Rose into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It's time, he has paid a big and very long price!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2015
Can't believe Major League Baseball just rejected @PeteRose_14 for the Hall of Fame. He's paid the price. So ridiculous - let him in!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2015