On one Hall of Fame induction day, cheap five finger shoes Pete signed baseballs in the store as those who did the “right thing” were given plaques in the Hall of Fame. Is it the “right thing” to detract attention from those who are being honored up the street on their Big Day?
Though Pete is not officially “in” the Hall of Fame, some of his pictures such as crashing into catcher Ray Fosse in an All-Star game, and records are. What is missing is the coveted plaque in the Great Hall, the symbol of acceptance, the Vibram FiveFingers crowning touch to a player’s career. This is the guy who should be there, the guy who once said, “I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs, and four-thousand hits.”
Though the Cincinnati Reds have never officially retired his uniform, Number 14, no one (except his son, Pete Jr. for a brief appearance) has worn it since he left baseball. In March of 2007 the Reds Hall of Fame will include a 2,000 square feet exhibit on Pete’s career. It will have many items of memorabilia, including his uniforms from the 1960's, 70's and 80's, vibram five fingers trek sport game-used equipment, photos and a video documentary.