“4,192: The Crowning of the Hit King” opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Egyptian Theater. The documentary was produced by “Barking Fish Entertainment,” based in Covington, Kentucky.
The film goes back to 1963 and spans more than two decades of Rose’s career, including three World Series titles.
On July 14, the movie will premiere at AMC Theater at Newport on the Levee (that’s in Kentucky folks). Pete Rose will be there next Wednesday for the opening and an after party at Toro.
So, if you’re in the area and are a fan of Pete Rose, the baseball player, go get your tickets.
I specifically highlight the “baseball player” since, my understanding is that this documentary is only going to focus on the hitting, the running and the fielding – not much else. No real talk about why he’s not in the Hall of Fame (we all know the gambling and betting on games stories).
Since I’m not at the premiere I can’t speak personally, but hopefully someone attending a screening will come back here and comment on what they actually did see.
I, for one, am a Pete Rose fan. I want him to get into the Hall before he dies. Hopefully he and the league will come to some understanding in the not-to-distant future.
Tickets to both the Kentucky premiere and party are still available. The movie starts at 7pm. General admission tickets cost $20. Combination tickets for the movie and after-party begin at $50. Click here to get those tickets. For more about the film go here.