Pete Rose retrospective: 4192 - The Crowning of the Hit King DVD on Feb. 22, preview
By April MacIntyre Feb 20, 2011, 4:49 GMT
The film about Pete Rose\'s record-setting baseball career, "4192 - The Crowning of the Hit King" has a nationwide DVD release date of February 22, 2011
The film about Pete Rose's record-setting baseball career, "4192 - The Crowning of the Hit King" has a nationwide DVD release date of February 22, 2011
This documentary on the career of Pete Rose, one of professional baseball’s most compelling personalities, is narrated by actor (Juno, Jennifer's Body) J.K. Simmons.
In his 23 years as a player for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos, Pete Rose established records that will probably never be broken, including.
4,256 hits (all time major league record) He broke the record held by Ty Cobb, one of the greatest players ever.
3,562 games played (major league record)
14,053 at bats (major league record)
3,215 singles (major league record)
5,752 total bases by a switch hitter (major league record)
Official Website: www.4192movie.com
In his record-setting 23 years as a player for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos, Pete Rose broke the all-time hits record held by the legendary Ty Cobb—a record nobody thought would ever be touched, finishing his playing career with an astounding 4,256 hits. Rose racked up many other major league records, including 3,562 games played, 14,053 at bats, 3215 singles and 5,752 total bases by a switch hitter – stats that will likely never be equaled.
His world class career notwithstanding, in 1989, then Commissioner Bart Giamatti banned Rose from professional baseball – and an inevitable place in baseball’s Hall of Fame – for betting on games while he managed the Reds. The ban is still in effect.
Directed by Terry Lukemire and produced by G. Anthony Huser and Aymie Majerski, 4192 – The Crowning of the Hit King, profiles Rose in his glory days and includes extensive footage with Hall of Fame players Tony Perez and Mike Schmidt, as well as Hall of Fame sportscaster Marty Brennaman.
The DVD will be available at Kroger, Meijer, Best Buy, Sam’s, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Amazon, Ebay, Itunes and Netflix, among other major regional and national chains