4192-An Evening with Pete Rose is a theatrical event that recreates the feeling of going to the ballpark. The set is designed around home plate complete with batters box and home plate. When the audience comes into the venue it gets a sense that they are at Riverfront stadium and Crosley field. The big screen shows iconic baseball images. The show also includes all of the things associated with a baseball game. Nashville recording artist and Cincinnati natives "Pistol Holler" will sing the national anthem. A special surprise guest will throw out the first pitch. There are introductions of the cast and crew just like a World Series game, along the first base line including Pete Rose.
The show is a journey which will take the audience through not only the playing career of Rose but into his life as a kid growing up and why he was so driven. Rose shares with the audience stories of the Big Red Machine and conversations from the field. The show leads up to the game where Rose broke the hit record. “The Hit” is relived and Rose shares what was going through his mind as he stepped to the plate.
Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb’s hit record of 4191 on September 11, 1985 with a single to left field off of San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show. Rose played for the Reds for 17 years and was the manager of the Reds for 5 years. He holds the record for most hits with 4256, was a 17 time All Star at 5 different positions, He was the 1963 National League Rookie of the Year, 1973 Most Valuable Player in the National League,1975 World Series MVP, and was 3 Time National League Batting Champion.
“He eats, sleeps and drinks baseball” - Larry Bowa