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SI Report: Rose to be inducted in Reds HOF in 2016-17

Rose at his press conference Tuesday. Rose at his press conference Tuesday.

The Baseball Hall of Fame may not put Pete Rose on the ballot after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred denied Rose's request for reinstatement, but the Hit King may be headed to a different Hall of Fame right here in the Queen City.

Sports Illustrated's Kostya Kennedy is reporting that Rose will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame and Museum sometime in 2016 or '17. 

The Reds' Museum is owned and operated by an independent non-profit organization that has followed Cooperstown's protocol of displaying momentos of Rose's achievements but never officially inducting him.

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum uses a committee to pick a list of eligible former Reds to go on the ballot. Fans, alumni and media vote for who should be enshrined.

Kennedy is reporting that if Manfred gives his blessing, the Reds Hall of Fame will overlook Rose's presence on baseball's ineligible list and place him on the ballot. Sources told that Manfred is expected to sign off on the idea. 

The Reds have not officially announced that Rose would be on the ballot.

"Any future plans to celebrate Pete's career with the Reds first will be discussed with the Commissioner and then will be communicated publicly at the appropriate time," read a statement released by the Reds. 

On Monday, the commissioner informed Rose that his reinstatement application was denied. Manfred and Rose met privately in Cincinnati during the All-Star Game and again in New York, according to Rose.

In those meetings, Manfred determined Rose did not present credible evidence of a "reconfigured life," his statement reads. 

Rose admitted he still legally and recreationally bets on horses and professional sports - including baseball.

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