“Baseball Perspectives” Speaker Series: Gene Bennett

CINCINNATI — Longtime Reds scout Gene Bennett will be the featured speaker at the next installment of the “Baseball Perspectives” series on Thursday, September 23 from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
In his 58th year with the Cincinnati Reds, Gene Bennett currently serves as senior special assistant to the general manager.

Gene Bennett began his association with the Reds organization as a Minor League player in 1952. He moved into a part-time scouting position following the 1958 season and gradually saw his responsibilities increase until he was promoted in 1975 to scouting supervisor for Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana.

His many notable signings include Reds Hall of Famers Don Gullett and Barry Larkin, All-Stars Paul O’Neill, Jeff Russell and Chris Sabo and longtime Major Leaguers Charlie Leibrandt and Dave Tomlin. Larkin, O’Neill and Sabo were regularly in the same lineup during the Reds’ World Series championship season in 1990.

Prices for the event are $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Light refreshments will be provided.

For tickets and more information, visit or call (513) 765-7921.

Baseball Perspectives: Gene Bennett
Thursday, September 23, 2010
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Located adjacent to Great American Ball Park, The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Cincinnati Reds. Established in 1958, The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception, 78 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction to the Reds Hall of Fame.


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