Pete Rose’s Statue Unveiled

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Pete Rose has forever been ingrained in the minds of Reds fans for what he did on the field. Now, “Charlie Hustle’s” legacy will live on forever in statue form.

Rose joined fellow Big Red Machine members on the grounds of Great American Ball Park Saturday for the statue’s dedication ceremony.

The Rose statue is the fourth at the ballpark honoring the Big Red Machine, a team that dominated the National League throughout the ’70s.

Rose joined the ranks of Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez — all of whom have statues in their likeness sculpted by local artist Tom Tsuchiya.

The sculpture captures Rose during one of his trademark headfirst slides.

Joining Rose at the ceremony was Johnny Bench, Jack Billingham, David Concepcion, Doug Flynn, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Sr., Joe Morgan and Tony Perez.