The Cincinnati Reds will unveil a bronze statue of Pete Rose on Saturday at 1 p.m. outside the main gates at Great American Ball Park.
Rose’s statue will be the eighth at GABP, all sculpted by artist Tom Tsuchiya. Rose’s sculpture will join statues of Joe Nuxhall, Frank Robinson, Ernie Lombardi, Ted Kluszewski, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez. The sculpture captures Rose in one a headfirst slide.
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Several of Rose’s Big Red Machine teammates — Bench, Jack Billingham, David Concepcion, Doug Flynn, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Sr., Morgan and Perez — are scheduled to appear.
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All gates to GABP will open immediately after the statue unveiling at approximately 2 p.m. Rose will be honored in an on-field ceremony at 3:30 prior to the 4:10 game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first 30,000 fans in attendance will receive a replica of the Rose statue.
For more information, visit reds.com/pete