Ted Williams museum inductions/dinner to feature Pete Rose
The 2017 Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame Induction dinner will feature the Hit King, Pete Rose.
The event, known as Dinner with Chris Archer & Friends, is slated for Feb. 18 at Tropicana Field.
Rose, who piled up an MLB record 4,256 hits, is confirmed to attend and will sign autographs during the pre-dinner reception. Though Rose remains banned from baseball due to gambling, he has participated in several events, including the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
Other inductees and guests are still being finalized, but Hall of Famer Tony Perez and Luis Tiant are among the honorees, with Rays Archer, Kevin Kiermaier and Jake Odorizzi also confirmed. Proceeds from the event benefit several charities, including Archer's Archway Foundation.
Tickets are $125 and available by calling 727-534-5354, emailing TPenna@TedWilliamsMuseum.com, or picking up an application at the museum during Rays games this week.