Pete Rose To Speak At Verve Las Vegas

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Controversial baseball legend will take the stage at a local church.

It's time for baseball to give Pete Rose a second chance.

Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time career hit leader, will appear at Verve Church in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Rose will appear live and be interviewed by Vince Antonucci, the church’s Lead Pastor, during each of the church’s three services that day at 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Rose is recognized as one of Major League Baseball’s all-time greatest players. He holds the league’s records for most hits (4,256), games played (3,562) and at-bats (14,053).

In 1989, he was permanently banned from baseball (including the National Baseball Hall of Fame) as a result of allegations that he bet on baseball games while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. In 2004, Rose admitted these charges were true in his autobiography, My Prison Without Bars.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rose’s banishment from the game as well as the 15th anniversary of his admission of guilt. Yet, while players who took performance-enhancing drugs have been welcomed back to the game, Pete still remains an outcast. As someone who preaches weekly about the need for “second chances,” Vince Antonucci believes that it’s time Pete was offered one.

“We’ve all made decisions we wish we could take back. When we make mistakes there are consequences for our actions. Pete Rose is somebody who has admitted his mistake, has come clean with what he did, and I truly believe his debt has been paid,” said Antonucci. “It’s time for baseball to give Pete Rose a second chance.”

Verve Church is located at 7850 Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas, near the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and Dean Martin Drive. Verve calls itself a "church for people who don't like church."

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