Giuliani: Pete Rose should be allowed in the Hall of Fame and so should Shoeless Joe Jackson. The Hall of Fame is not for moral correctness. It's not a Hall of Saints. It's about excellence on the baseball field.
SI: After the attacks of September 11 you said one of the only things that would relax you during that time was to watch a Yankees game.
Giuliani: I had very few moments when I wasn't thinking about what was going on. The only times I could relax were at the Yankees or one of my son's high school football games. Even the opera—which I love—when I would go, I would find I had to leave. I would be thinking about [the attacks] all the time.
SI: You said you would like to run for public office after 2004. Which has the best ring to it: Senator Giuliani, Governor Giuliani or President Giuliani?
Giuliani: Manager Giuliani. If Joe Torre ever wants to hang it up, I'm here.