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Jeff Lenkov Client Pete Rose Signs on as Fox Sports Guest Studio Analyst

Courtesy Fox Sports, NIU News, Daily Journal

Pete Rose, a 17-time Major League Baseball All-Star and three-time World Series champion is slated to serve FOX Sports as a guest studio analyst. Jeffrey M. Lenkov, leader of the Manning & Kass Professional Sports Law Team, managed Rose's interest in the deal. Press coverage of the deal has included the Fox Sports website, NIU Today website, and Daily Journal.

“It’s obvious that Pete has a vast knowledge of baseball history, but what is equally impressive is how well informed and opinionated he is about the game today,” said John Entz, Executive Vice President, Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports. “He's one of the most popular players to ever put on a uniform and we have no doubt that people will truly enjoy his insight and enthusiasm.”

In his television role, Rose provides analysis and insight for FOX Sports’ pregame and postgame shows as part of its presentation of regular-season MLB games on both FOX and FOX Sports 1. In addition, he contributes to FOX Sports 1’s original studio programs AMERICA’S PREGAME, MLB WHIPAROUND and its signature news, highlights and commentary program, FOX SPORTS LIVE.

Rose spent 24 seasons in the major leagues, retiring in 1986 as one of the most accomplished hitters in the history of the sport. He amassed an MLB-record 4,256 hits during his career, won three National League batting titles and was named to the All-Star team at five different positions.

He was named the 1963 National League Rookie of the Year, the 1973 NL Most Valuable Player and over a stretch of 17 seasons from 1965-81, he ranked in the top 10 in the National League in hitting an impressive 13 times. Rose dutifully served as the leadoff man and lineup catalyst for the feared Cincinnati Reds “Big Red Machine” teams of the 1970’s that made four trips to the World Series during the decade and won back-to-back championships in 1975-76.

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