Reds to honor 25th anniversary of Rose milestone

Pete Rose
Pete Rose

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Reds are planning to honor Pete Rose on the anniversary of his 4192nd hit.

Prior to their 7:10 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, Sept. 11, the Reds will host a celebration that will include an appearance by Rose and video highlights of the events surrounding one of Major League Baseball's most historic moments.

Also expected to attend the pre-game ceremonies are former teammates Tony Perez and Cesar Geronimo.

Pete and his family also will attend the afternoon game on Sunday, September 12.

At Riverfront Stadium on Sept. 11, 1985 Rose singled to left center field off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Show to pass Hall of Famer Ty Cobb and become Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader.

The Cincinnati native finished his career with 4,256 hits over 24 seasons for the Reds, Phillies and Expos.

The ceremony was scheduled after Rose rearranged an appearance at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg. He was expected to appear there on Sept. 11, but after the Reds were given permission by Major League Baseball to honor The Hit King, the casino rearranged the schedule to allow Rose to attend festivities at the park.

Rose will be at Hollywood Casino on Friday, Sept. 10 from 11:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Members from the Big Red Machine will also be at the casino on Saturday from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

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