“Baseball Perspectives” Speaker Series: Ron Oester

CINCINNATI (Oct. 11, 2010) — Ron Oester, star of the 1990 World Champions Reds, will be the featured speaker at the next installment of the “Baseball Perspectives” series on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

This event is free with full-price museum admission. Museum members are admitted free, but must make a reservation. Light refreshments will be provided.

Selected in the ninth round of the 1974 MLB amateur draft by Cincinnati, Ron played his entire 13-year career in a Reds uniform. Oester was famously known as one of the few major leaguers who did not wear batting gloves.

In 1988 he was honored with the Hutch Award, given to a player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire of the late Fred Hutchinson. “Hutch” was a longtime manager of the Reds and inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1965.

A top pinch hitter in the 1990 World Series Championship season, Oester hit .299 on the year and collected two hits during the postseason.

For more information or to make a reservation for the event, please call: (513) 765-7921.

Baseball Perspectives: Ron Oester
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 765-7923

Museum admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Active military and veterans receive 50% off regular admission and children 4 and younger are free.

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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