I have a few ballplayers that I hold near and dear to my heart. Partly because it brings back memories of a time my father and grandfathers would share stories and the great time I enjoyed while listening. With that being said, Mr. Pete Rose is one of those people, Charlie Hustle is more how I remember it.
I visited Las Vegas in March of 2019 for business and happened to see a flyer that was promoting in store Pete Rose signings and I just knew it was meant to be!
The first words I spoke to Mr. Rose before even shaking his hand was, "1963 ROY, 1973 NL MVP, 17 time All-Star, 2 time Gold Glove recipient, WS MVP, 3 time Batting title winner, 3 time WS champ and last but not least, the hands down Hit King (4256) aka Mr. Pete Rose himself". Mr. Rose looked me up and down, smiled and said "Sit down and relax kid."