Pete Rose is back in his hometown, Sharpie in hand. Rose is making the rounds of local stores in conjunction with the release of a new documentary on his baseball career entitled: 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King.
As the title implies, the tax evasion and gambling part of his post-playing career days isn’t part of the show. Instead, the focus is on Rose the ballplayer. He’s a great storyteller and the DVD includes some humorous tales along with clips from his long career with the Reds.
Rose still has legions of fans in Ohio and when they got wind of his appearance at a Kroger grocery store, they began lining up around midnight for an appearance that didn’t begin until 10:30 the next morning.
Several hundred fans showed up, but if you brought your 1963 Topps rookie card for an autograph you were out of luck. Rose was only signing merchandise associated with the documentary, but that did include some memorabilia type items.
WLWT in Cincinnati was there. Watch their story here.
You can check out the DVD here.