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Richard Deitsch
October 13, 2003
The former mayor of New York City is an avid and conspicuous Yankees fan.
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October 13, 2003

Q+a [rudy Giuliani]

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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.

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