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February 28 @ 11:16 pm
Most career Hits (4,256) ever. Most career Games (3,562) ever. Most career AB (14,053) ever. 17 time All-Star. 7 time MLB Hits leader. 3 time MLB Runs leader. 3 time World Series Champ. 1975 World Series MVP. 2 time MLB Batting Champ. 1973 NL MVP. 1963 NL Rookie of the Year. He got the nickname “Charlie Hustle” for a reason. Join Pete as he talks about, baseball, the Hall of Fame and just his life in general. This show will be loaded with great stories from a legendary baseball player.
Peter Edward Rose Sr. (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname “Charlie Hustle“, played Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1963 to 1986, most prominently as a member of the Cincinnati Reds lineup known as the Big Red Machine for their dominance of the National League in the 1970s. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Montreal Expos. During and after his playing career, he served as the manager of the Reds from 1984 to 1989. In August 1989 (his last year as a manager and three years after retiring as a player), Rose was penalized with permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while he played for and managed the Reds; the charges of wrongdoing included claims that he bet on his own team. In 1991, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the “permanently ineligible” list from induction, after previously excluding such players by informal agreement among voters. After years of public denial, Rose admitted in 2004 that he bet on baseball and on the Reds. The issue of his possible reinstatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains contentious throughout baseball.
The event will feature a popular local guest moderator, Steve Hawkins.
Steve retired after a 46-year career in TV news, talk radio and media relations. He was a sports reporter for WCYB-TV when Pete Rose was an integral part of the Big Red Machine, and when Pete transitioned to the Philadelphia Phillies; Steve was able to track Charlie Hustle’s achievements on the field on a daily basis for the first three years of his career in television.
While a student at ETSU, Steve began working fulltime in sports for WCYB-TV. Over the next 35 years, he was sports director, news anchor, executive producer and, for 25 years, news director. He transitioned to talk radio in 2011 for three years and then completed his career working in media relations for Alpha Natural Resources. Steve also taught news writing and reporting at ETSU for 35 years.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Showtime is 7:30pm. Our Box Office opens 2 hours before showtime. For shows not already sold out, tickets will be available at the door on the day of show for an additional cost of $5 (+tax and service fee). BUYER BEWARE! Third party tickets (StubHub, eTix, VividSeats, etc.) will NOT be honored. Tickets are available via paramountbristol.org or our Box Office ONLY. All sales are final. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.