Pete Rose will coach first base for the Florence Freedom on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The Freedom will also retire Rose's No. 14 during the game that evening. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. against the River City Rascals with gates opening at 5:35. Rose will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and the Freedom will retire his jersey in a special on-field ceremony during the seventh inning stretch. The Freedom will become the first professional baseball team to officially retire Rose's jersey. Rose will wear his legendary number-14 jersey throughout the night while serving as the Freedom's first base coach.
Pete Rose to coach Florence Freedom
Cincinnati Enquirer | Aug 12