Reds unveil new Pete Rose statue

Reds unveil new Pete Rose statue.

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WRGT) -- However you choose to remember him, as the “Hit King” or “Charlie Hustle”, Pete Rose is still a legend in Cincinnati even if the Hall of Fame refuses to see him that way.

Saturday afternoon he was honored with a new statue outside of Great American Ball Park. Rose was there gazing at the bronze statue of his famous head first slide.

"If you slide head first your peripheral vision is going to pick the ball up, and you're going to be able to get up and go to the next base. And you always get your picture in the paper,” Rose joked.

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