Guided By Voices Frontman To Score Peter Rose Documentary
Just another project to add to Robert Pollard’s ridiculously long résumé. When interviewed at Spin, Pollard says that the filmmakers are using instrumental versions of many of his pre-existing songs and that he’s also writing “the main theme – five minutes long and building up to a big crescendo.
The film, titled 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King, will follow Rose’s controversial career as an amazing baseball player and coach. Pete Rose was perhaps the most versatile player in Major League Baseball history, having played five hundred or more games at five different positions in his twenty-four year career. He holds numerous major league records including most hits, most games played and most at-bats. He was the 1963 NL Rookie of the Year, the 1973 NL MVP, 1975 World Series MVP, won two gold gloves, three World Series rings, and appeared in seventeen All-Star games among other notable achievements. From Pete’s first hit to that immortal September evening where history was made, 4192 races the Hit King’s rise as one of baseball’s greatest and most controversial stars.
When questioned about Rose’s disqualification into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Pollard replies “I think he got a raw deal… He did what he did but his accomplishments stand for themselves. If I were Pete Rose, I’d be like, ‘Fuck your Hall of Fame.’ But obviously it’s important to him, so he should be in it if that’s what he wants.”
4192: The Crowning of the Hit King will premiere in L.A. on July 9th, though there is no word yet on when the film will be distributed wider.