Pete Rose, disgraced former major leaguer, will make a return of sorts to baseball today. Rose, banned from major league events since 1989 following a betting scandal, will coach first base for Kentucky’s Florence Freedom of the independent Frontier League. Before the game that night, Rose will charge for autographs.
Darius Rucker, who became prominent with 1990s rock group Hootie and the Blowfish before transitioning to country music superstardom, will appear on Good Morning America to announce the nominees for this year’s CMA Awards. The CMAs, country music’s premier awards, will be handed out in a Nov. 5 event.
The New York Yankees will honor Derek Jeter tonight in a retirement ceremony as the end of the season approaches. Jeter, 40, has spent 20 seasons in the big leagues, every one of them with the Yankees. The tribute will honor the man who has more hits, stolen bases, and games played as a Yankee than any other player. Jeter’s last home game will come Sept. 25 against the Orioles.
Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin will report today to a federal prison in Oakdale, La., to fulfill his 10-year sentence stemming from a guilty verdict on 20 counts of corruption. Nagin has appealed his conviction.
Insiders report that tech giant Apple has planned a media event today to release the much-anticipated iPhone 6. The upcoming months could be big for the California-based company. Apple is also close to releasing an iWatch device to be worn on wrists to provide users with health and fitness data.