Big Red Machine’s “Great Eight” to reunite during Joe Morgan Weekend,
Sept. 6 and 7

CINCINNATI (Aug. 30, 2013) — The starting eight members of the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship teams will reunite Sept. 6 and 7 as part of Joe Morgan Weekend. This is the first time the “Great Eight” will appear together at Great American Ball Park.

Scheduled to appear are:
• Joe Morgan
• Pete Rose
• Johnny Bench
• Tony Perez
• Dave Concepcion
• George Foster
• Ken Griffey, Sr.
• Cesar Geronimo

On Friday night, all eight Reds legends will take to the field in special post-game ceremonies followed by a fireworks show set to hits from the 1970’s.

On Saturday, the Great Eight will participate in the Joe Morgan statue dedication prior to the game. They will also be on field for the “Joe Morgan Day” pregame ceremonies, culminating in a first pitch by the Hall of Fame second baseman.

Highlights from Joe Morgan Weekend include:
• A post-game fireworks show on Friday featuring a 1970s-era soundtrack
• The Joe Morgan statue unveiling and dedication Saturday at 10 a.m. on Crosley Terrace
• Free Joe Morgan T-shirt to the first 20,000 fans at Saturday’s game

Fans can also receive a free Joe Morgan collectible sculpture presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP with full-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. (Begins Sept. 6, while supplies last.)

Tickets are still available for all games:
• Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:10 p.m., Reds vs. L.A. Dodgers
• Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:05 p.m., Reds vs. L.A. Dodgers
• Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8:05 p.m., Reds vs. L.A. Dodgers

For more details and a full schedule of the Joe Morgan Weekend events, visit



“Free Joe Morgan T-shirt”
Is that like the FREE PETE T-shirts?

The most amazing group ever on a single team Add in the pitching staff plus the Greatest Manager of all time Sparky Anderson This is a reunion like no other

I hope Pete gets a standing O…..There is no Hall Of Fame until there is a plaque with the name Peter Edward Rose

It says “will take the field’ – I thought MLB barred Pete from being on the field. Wonder if they got permission from MLB? He does belong in the Hall of Fame because of his baseball accomplishments as a player, or nobody belongs in it

This is awesome! Can’t wait to watch this.

I agree with anything related to putting Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame. Enough is enough Reds baseball is not baseball without Pete Rose!

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