Former baseball great and 17 time MLB All-Star Pete Rose joined Seth Meyers tonight on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. The “living legend” chatted with Seth about managing an independent baseball team in Canada and why he didn’t wear baseball pants.
When Seth asked Pete whether or not he felt baseball has changed in the 25 years since he left, Rose said “No, just salaries. They don’t count their money, they weigh it.” Pete stated that he wouldn’t change anything, he “got to play against Willie Mays and Hank Aaron and Stan Musiel and Roberto Clemente. He does wish he had gotten the chance to play against Babe Ruth who he called “the greatest baseball player to ever play the game of baseball.”
And if you ever wondered what Pete Rose’s walkup song would be….it’d have to be something by Little Richard or Elvis Presley.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” Video two: Pete Rose talks about being an aggressive baseball player, facing pitcher Sandy Koufax, whether or not he’d vote SF Giants great Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens in the Hall of Fame if he had a vote, and advice he has for A-Rod. He also dished on his new sports app SportsBeep!