Audience: 250 Guests
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Client: Ohio Justice and Policy Center
The Ohio Justicy and Policy Center was seeking a sports celebrity speaker who could relate to "Second Chances." Pete was candid about the mistakes he made during and after baseball and talked about the importance of second chances. It was a heartfelt speech that drew numerous questions from the audience. The room was sold out!
Working with Direct Sportslink was straightforward and effective. Our nonprofit was gearing up for it's first large-scale fundraiser, and with Direct Sportslink's help, we were able to secure Pete Rose immediately. I would recommend Direct Sportslink's services to anyone seeking a true sports celebrity talent agency.
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Pete Rose, Sr., nicknamed "Charlie Hustle", is a former player and manager in Major League Baseball. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, best known for his many years with the Cincinnati Reds. Rose, a switch hitter, is the all-time Major League leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at bats (14,053), and outs (10,328). He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and made 17 All-Star appearances at an unequaled five different positions (2B, LF, RF, 3B, and 1B). Rose's nickname, "Charlie Hustle", was given to him for his play beyond the "call of duty" while on the field. Even when being walked, Rose would run to first base, instead of the traditional walk to base. Rose was also known for sliding headfirst into a base, his signature move.
In August 1989, three years after he retired as an active player, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball amidst accusations that he gambled on baseball games while playing for and managing the Reds; some accusations claimed that he bet on, and even against, the Reds. After years of public denial, in 2004, he admitted to betting on, but not against, the Reds. After Rose's ban was instated, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to ban those on the "permanently ineligible" list from induction. Previously, those who were banned (most notably, Shoeless Joe Jackson) had been excluded by informal agreement among voters. The issue of his possible re-instatement and election to the Hall of Fame remains a contentious one throughout baseball.
Since retiring, Pete has lived in California and Nevada and been active with autograph signings and personal appearances. Please see the above testimonial from Direct Sportslink's speaking engagement booking with Pete Rose as the keynote speaker for OJPC.
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