CATCHING UP ON A FEW THINGS (BOBBLEHEADS, AWARDS & SCOREKEEPING)
CINCINNATI (May 1, 2014) — The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum’s collectible gift program continues in 2014 with five bobbleheads presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.
The first bobblehead in the series, featuring former Reds manager Sparky Anderson, will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of May with full-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum beginning on Friday, May 2 at 10 am. Only 6,000 bobbleheads have been produced and there is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.
The bobblehead depicts Sparky with his arm outstretched, pointing toward the bullpen and signaling for a right-handed pitcher to come into the game. He was coined “Captain Hook” for his frequent pitching changes, a reputation immortalized in this bobblehead. Sparky’s effective use of the Big Red Machine’s talented corps of relievers helped revolutionize the role of relief pitchers throughout baseball.
The bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues each month through September with a different Reds legend in a classic pose that highlights an iconic moment or image from their Reds career:
• May: Sparky Anderson
• June: Jim O’Toole
• July: Eric Davis
• August: Barry Larkin
• September: Pete Rose
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6 for active military/veterans.
The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the Hall of Fame & Museum as a member:
• $50 Reds Fan membership (individual) gets the Sparky Anderson and Jim O’Toole bobbleheads
• $85 All-Star membership (family) gets the Sparky Anderson, Jim O’Toole, Eric Davis and Barry Larkin bobbleheads.
• $200 MVP and $1,000 World Champion memberships get all five bobbleheads plus additional perks and gifts.
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception, 81 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.
The Museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.
Located next to Great American Ball Park, The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m year-round with extended hours on game days.
Plan your visit at www.redsmuseum.org or by calling (513) 765-7923.
On Monday, Jay Bruce received his Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award from VP of Marketing Kyle Schlegel and his 2013 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year team award from Wilson Territory Manager Matt Scherrieb. Bob Castellini assisted in both presentations and members of the Reds coaching staff joined in the salute.
Be sure to join us at Great American Ball Park’s Reds Connect Zone tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 for “Scoring Sunday.” My friends from @CincyLineup (Chris and Jeffrey) will be with me to help teach you how to keep score on a scorecard.
Writers, broadcasters and team media relations reps keep score in the pressbox and it’s making a comeback with fans, too! On Sunday, we’ll give you tips and instruction on how you can join us cool kids in scoring a ballgame!
If you can’t make it to the game (or the Connect Zone) tomorrow, follow along on Twitter at @BORScore.