Ohio judge who ruled in Pete Rose's favor retires

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Posted: Dec 29, 2014 10:11 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A county judge in Cincinnati who ruled in favor of Pete Rose during the star's court fight against Major League Baseball is retiring after hearing thousands of cases over 40 years on the bench.

Judge Norbert Nadel (NAY'-del) of Hamilton County Common Pleas Court tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1xbQ4VA ) he's learned that the job requires not being afraid to do what he thinks is right. He says the best part is making a difference in people's lives.

He sometimes yells at defendants, and not everyone thinks he is fair.

Nadel says his most famous case was the 1989 order he granted that temporarily stopped baseball from banning Rose, who eventually was banned, and still is. More recently, Nadel drew attention overseeing the case of a convicted juvenile judge, Tracie Hunter.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com