Pete Rose has made his case for reinstatement with Commissioner Rob Manfred, who promised a decision by the end of December.

Major League Baseball said the meeting with Rose and his representatives took place Thursday at baseball's headquarters in New York City.

Then Cincinnati's manager, Rose agreed in 1989 to a lifetime ban from baseball after an investigation concluded Rose bet on games involving the Reds while managing and playing.

Rose applied for reinstatement in September 1997 but Commissioner Bud Selig never ruled on the application. Manfred succeeded Selig in January, and Rose again applied to end the ban.

Now 74, Rose repeatedly denied betting on baseball until, in his 2004 autobiography, he acknowledged betting on the Reds as their manager.

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