News on Terry Funk, Pete Rose, MMA in NY, and more

Feb 11, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

Terry Funk Q&A at Baltimore Celebrity Fest Friday

– From Jeff Sheridan: Mixed martial arts fans rally to push New York State to legalize sport

– From Mark Kruskol: WWE Hall of Famer Pete Rose-Documentary film about his career, “4192 – The Crowning of the Hit King”. Nationwide DVD Release Date February 22, 2011‏


National Release of Pete Rose DVD Slated for February 22nd, 2011

Los Angeles — Rivercoast Films (Cincinnati, OH) and the executive producers of 4192 – The Crowning of the Hit King, a ground breaking documentary on the career of Pete Rose, one of professional baseball’s most compelling personalities, have just announced plans for the film’s national DVD release on February 22nd, 2011.

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.

– MikeChiappetta wrote on Twitter: Today would have been Evan Tanner’s 40th birthday. RIP to an adventurer, a seeker and a champion.

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