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The Lerner Theatre announces 'An Evening with Pete Rose'

Apr. 1—One of Major League Baseball's biggest and most controversial stars will be appearing in Elkhart later this year.

Pete Rose, the legendary slugger most known for his career with the Cincinnati Reds, will be headed to Elkhart's Lerner Theatre on Saturday, September 14 for an 8 p.m. live talk with "Charlie Hustle"

The event, "4192: An Evening with Pete Rose" will feature the notorious star who remains MLB's all-time leader in hits (4,256) and games played (3,562) among other achievements. Rose broke Ty Cobb's hit record when he hit a single for his 4,192 hit in 1985.

Playing from 1963 to 1986 and managing the Reds from 1984 to 1989, Rose won three World Series, three batting titles, two Gold Gloves, one Rookie of the Year and one Most Valuable Player award. The star became a big name in the game even before he was deemed permanently ineligible by the league for accusations of betting on games when he played and managed the team.

Rose was accused of gambling on games (including some of which he played and managed in) in 1989. After his ban, the Baseball Hall of Fame ruled two years later that all players permanetly banned from the game would be not allowed in the league's prestigious Hall of Fame.

The slugger denied wrongdoing for years before admitting in 2004 that he bet on baseball and on the Reds. The Cincinnati, Ohio native's exclusion from the Hall remains a controversial take to this day as supporters and non-supporters at odds on whether his career achievements on the field can be disassociated with his gambling issues.

Rose will make his appearance in September at The Lerner Theatre. Tickets can be bought starting at $40 and go as much as $75. You can learn more at thelerner.com