Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader, Pete Rose (pictured), petitioned MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement to baseball on Wednesday morning.

Rose has been banned from baseball since 1989 when then-commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti kicked him out for betting on MLB games, including games involving his own team (the Cincinnati Reds, who he managed from 1985-89).

Rose says the recent lack of penalties on the Houston Astros regarding the sign-stealing scandal is the reason for his attempt to be reinstated.

Pete played in the majors from 1963-1986, mostly with the Cincinnati Reds, but also with the Montreal Expos and the Philadelphia Phillies. He got a record 4,256 hits in his career, and was a member of three World Series winning teams (Cincinnati 1975, 1976, Philadelphia 1980).