Paramount Bristol announces an evening with baseball legend Pete Rose

Published 3:14 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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BRISTOL – The Historic Paramount Theatre proudly presents An Evening with Pete Rose on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. The baseball legend will talk about his career, gambling, the Hall of Fame and more. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
The event also features a popular local guest moderator, Steve Hawkins. VIP and Meet and Greet opportunities will be available.
Public On-Sale begins Friday, Nov. 3, at noon.
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.

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