New Reds museum exhibit highlights native Cincinnatians
Provided by the Cincinnati Reds
Pete Rose is among the native Cincinnatians who played baseball for his hometown Reds. File photo
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is honoring
more than 100 native Cincinnatians in the new exhibition "Hometown Reds:
Local Boys Who Played for the Cincinnati Reds."
features jerseys, game-used equipment and memorabilia dating back 145 years to
1869 when Charlie Gould became the first Cincinnatian to play for the hometown
"If you are from the Cincinnati area and played baseball
at any age, you probably dreamed of playing for the Reds," said Rick Walls,
executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. "Our new exhibit
honors the 104 players whose dreams became a reality."
The exhibit includes a player mural along with a graphic
map highlighting the towns in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and
southeastern Indiana from which the hometown Reds hailed.
Visitors to the exhibit will see personal recollections
from some of the hometown Reds through new video interviews that run
continuously in the exhibit space.
Fans can explore "Hometown Reds: Local Boys Who Played
for the Cincinnati Reds" along with the other new exhibit for this year -- "Kings
of the Queen City."
The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
Starting on Opening Day (March 31) and
running through October, the museum will be open seven days a week with
extended hours on game days.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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