On September 11, 1985 Pete Rose lined a single to left-center breaking Ty Cobb’s all-time hit record. To honor the accomplishment the Cincinnati Reds have received permission from Commissioner Bud Selig to honor the moment, and Rose, on the field.
“We’ve been green-lighted,” said Karen Forgus, the Reds’ vice-president of business operations. “We will be allowed to recognize that moment in history.”
This will be the first time since Rose received his lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 that he will be allowed on the field.
Unfortunately, Rose will be unable to attend on the actual 25th anniversary of his accomplishment; Rose has a commitment to the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to be THERE for the anniversary. After all, where would a degenerate gambler who sincerely wants to be reinstated rather be, on the field for the first time in 21 years in the city where he remains a legend or in Lawrenceburg, Indiana?
The Reds expect the ceremony to most likely take place on the 12th.