Pete Rose to be inducted into Reds Hall of Fame
CINCINNATI (Jan. 19, 2016) -- Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame and his number 14 jersey retired during 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, June 24-26, 2016.
Rose was selected as the sole inductee for the class of 2016 by the Reds Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
"Inducting Pete into the Reds Hall of Fame and retiring his iconic number 14 will be a defining moment in the 147-year history of this storied franchise," said Bob Castellini, Reds President and CEO. "He is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Reds uniform and it will be an unforgettable experience watching him being honored as such."
"Pete Rose's on-field achievements and impact on the Reds and its fan base are unquestionable and worthy of induction into the Reds Hall of Fame," said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. "We look forward to this summer where, in front of his fans and with his teammates, 'Charlie Hustle' will be recognized for his contributions to the rich and distinguished history of the Reds."
2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend -- schedule of events (subject to change)
- Friday, June 24: Reds vs. San Diego Padres (7:10 p.m.)
* Pregame ceremonies celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1976 World Series Champion Reds
* Reds players and coaches will wear 1976 throwback uniforms
* All fans receive a commemorative 1976 Reds team photo
* 1976 World Series replica ring ticket package (details to be released soon)
* Fireworks Friday presented by Cooper Tire
- Saturday, June 25: Reds vs. San Diego Padres (4:10 p.m.)
* Pregame Hall of Fame Induction ceremony presented by PNC Bank
* As part of Super Saturdays, all fans receive a Pete Rose poster
- Sunday, June 26: Reds vs. San Diego Padres (1:10 p.m.)
* Pregame Pete Rose Number 14 Retirement Ceremony
* All fans receive Pete Rose commemorative print
* Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett at the Duke Energy Conv. Center (starts at 6 p.m.)
Visit reds.com/Pete for updates and additional details for 2016 Induction Weekend.
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Tickets to the 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett on Sunday, June 26 at the Duke Energy Convention Center will go on sale February 14.
Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, Sr.
The most prolific hitter in baseball history, Cincinnati native Pete Rose wore the uniform of his hometown Reds from 1963-1978 and again from 1984-1986. He ranks at the top of the Reds' all-time franchise list in games played (2722), plate appearances (12,344), runs scored (1741), hits (3358), singles (2490), doubles (601), total bases (4645) and bases on balls (1210). Only three players in Reds history have driven in more career runs than Rose's 1036 and only three players hit more triples in their Reds careers than Rose's 115. Rose's Reds career was marked by virtually every honor that can be bestowed on a Major League Player. His 13 All-Star selections as a Red are the second-most in Reds history and include selections at an All-Star -record five different positions. In 1963, Rose was named the National League's Rookie of the Year and was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the National League in 1973. A three-time NL batting champion, Rose was also a two-time winner of Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence. In 1975 and 1976, Rose captained the Big Red Machine to consecutive World Series titles and was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1975 Fall Classic. In 1978, Rose authored a 44-game hitting streak which stands as the third-longest in Major League history. Rose played for the Phillies and Expos from 1979 -- August 16, 1984 when he returned to the Reds in a trade. On September 11, 1985, Rose singled in the bottom of the first inning of the Reds game against the Padres for the 4192nd hit of his Major League career which broke the all-time career hit record held by Ty Cobb. Rose finished his career with 4256 hits.
About the Reds Hall of Fame:
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception in 1958, 85 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds and baseball in the Queen City. The mission of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration. Plan your visit at RedsMuseum.org.