4192: The Crowning of the Hit King is a documentary film that follows the exploits and achievements of Pete Rose. The film is directed by Terry Lukemire, narrated by J. K. Simmons, and stars Marty Brennaman, Tony Pérez, Mike Schmidt, and Pete Rose himself, who relay the struggle and effort it took to make history through America’s favorite pastime.
4192: The Crowning of the Hit King (2010) Documentary, Biography, History | 115min | 22 October 2010 (USA) 7.4
Director: Terry LukemireWriter: Thomas Stemrich, Ryan TungateStars: Marty Brennaman, Tony Perez, Pete RoseSummary: On the evening of September 11, 1985, before a sellout crowd of 52,000 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Pete Rose was poised to collect hit number 4,192 of his long brilliant career, passing Ty Cobb as the all-time career hits leader. Rose came up to bat in the first inning against the San Diego Padres Eric Show and on the fourth pitch lined a clean single to left center. As he reached first base, thousands of camera flash bulbs fired off rapidly, his teammates mobbed him, fireworks exploded above the stadium and the crowd overwhelmed him with an unprecedented nine-minute standing ovation. In 1963 Pete Rose ran to first base on a walk. Baseball was never the same. From Pete's first at bat to that immortal September evening where history was made, "4192" traces the Hit King's rise as one of baseball's greatest and most controversial stars. Pete Rose was perhaps the most versatile player in Major League Baseball history.