MLB Legends Who Will Never be in an MLB The Show Game

These three MLB players are some of the best to ever play the game, but will likely never be in MLB The Show.

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Pete Rose

Pete Rose
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Pete Rose is the all-time MLB hits leader with 4256 hits. He is an all-time .303/.375/.409 batter with a 118 OPS+. While Rose was always a quality hitter, his versatility made him arguably the best utility man of all time. Rose logged at least 600 innings at six different positions. This included first, second, and third base, as well as all three outfield positions. He also has a trophy case full of awards while also being the all-time leader in games played and plate appearances taken. Rose would make a great player to have in MLB The Show, so why will we likely never see him in the game?

In 1989, MLB indefinitely suspended Rose for gambling on baseball. Now if that was the only thing that Rose did, I would leave the door open for him making an appearance in MLB The Show. But he committed a much more heinous action that will forever tarnish his legacy. In 2015, a lawyer, ironically named John Dowd, accused Rose of having sexual relations with minors. Rose filed for defamation, but in 2017, a woman spoke up about an affair she had with Rose, which started when she was 14-15 years old. Rose then admitted to having relations with this woman in 1975 when she was just 16 years old. The age of consent in Ohio is 16; however, because of the sketchiness of this case, it's likely something SDS wouldn't want to be within a mile of.