Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

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The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an entity established by Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds franchise that pays homage to the team's past through displays, photographs and multimedia. It was instituted in 1958 to recognize the career of former Cincinnati Reds players, managers and front-office executives.

The Reds first teamed up with the Cincinnati Chapter of Commerce in 1958 to promote the inductions, which were voted on by Reds fans. Nevertheless, no induction took place in 1985, and starting in 1989, the discontinuation of the ceremonies lasted for nine years. In 1998, Reds executive John Allen revived the inductions and turned over voting to the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, which also votes annually for the team's Most Valuable Player and pitcher. The museum opened September 25, 2004, next to Great American Ball Park. It has more than 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) of exhibit space on two floors and is open year-round. The museum showcases such unique items such as World Series trophies (from 1975, 1976 and 1990), the scorebook from the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings (baseball's first professional team), MVP trophies of Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan, a gallery of the Reds Hall of Fame plaques and other items. Rick Walls took over the role of museum executive director on August 1, 2007, for Greg Rhodes (the museum's first executive director), who remained with the Cincinnati Reds as team historian.

Currently, the Hall of Fame section is home to 81 inductees. These inductees include players, managers & executives who were involved in Cincinnati's baseball legacy, which dates back to 1869, the year the original Cincinnati Red Stockings took the field. Inductions take place every other year.

Past exhibits[edit]

In 2010 The Hall featured a Pete Rose Exhibit, focusing on the playing career of baseball's all time hits leader, currently under a lifetime ban from baseball. Artifacts include: the bat and ball from hit 4192; balls from hits leading up to 4192; artifacts from the Crosley and Riverfront/Cinergy years; gloves that Pete wore playing outfield, 2nd base, 3rd base, and 1st base; a uniform shirt from Pete's High School (Western Hills – also the alma mater of major leaguers Don Zimmer, Eddie Brinkman, Russ Nixon, and others); baseball cards from Pete's career; Sports Illustrated covers of Pete; the "wall of balls" representing all 4256 of Pete's hits; and other items.

In 2009 the museum launched its Crosley Field exhibit honoring the team's former ballpark.

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum kicked off 2011 in grand style with several exciting new exhibits. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy six exciting new exhibits headed by the year's feature exhibit, Johnny Bench: Baseball's Greatest Catcher. Also new in 2011 was an exhibit that looked back on the Reds' memorable 2010 season, a 50th anniversary tribute to the and 1961 National League Champion Reds (opening May 2011), and an exhibit that celebrates the 1980s, one of the most colorful decades in club history, an all-time Reds leaderboard display and a special homage to Sparky Anderson.

The Reds Hall of Fame unveiled and a statue of Hall of Famer Johnny Bench on September 17, 2011. The statue of Bench, one of the stars of the Big Red Machine, features him in a throwing motion toward an imaginary second base. September 17, was the anniversary of Johnny Bench Night at Riverfront Stadium in 1983, when Bench drove fans wild with a two-run, tying home run in the third inning.[1]

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame members[edit]

Key
Year Year inducted
Bold Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
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Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Red
Year No. Inductee Position Tenure
1958 30 Paul Derringer P 1933–1942
4 Ernie Lombardi
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C 1932–1941
10 Frank McCormick 1B 1934–1945
33 Johnny Vander Meer P 1937–1943
1946–1949
31 Bucky Walters P/3B
Manager
1938–1948
1948–1949
1959 24 Ival Goodman RF 1935–1942
18 Eppa Rixey
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P 1921–1933
1960 44, 47 Ewell Blackwell P 1942, 1946–1952
Edd Roush
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CF 1916–1926, 1931
1961 11 Lonny Frey 2B/SS 1938–1946
18 Billy Werber 3B 1939–1941
1962 Hughie Critz 2B 1924–1930
Bubbles Hargrave C 1921–1928
18 Ted Kluszewski 1B
Coach
1947–1957
1970–1978, 1983
1963 Rube Bressler LF/P 1917–1927
23 Harry Craft CF 1937–1942
Heinie Groh 3B 1913–1921
Noodles Hahn P 1899–1905
1964 25 Gus Bell OF 1953–1961
Pete Donohue P 1921–1930
1965 1 Fred Hutchinson Manager 1959–1964
Larry Kopf SS 1916–1917
1919–1921
12 Red Lucas P 1926–1933
25, 28, 29 Wally Post RF 1949, 1951–1957
1960–1963
5, 16 Johnny Temple 2B 1952–1959, 1964
1966 Jake Daubert 1B 1919–1924
20 Mike McCormick OF 1940–1943, 1946
12 Billy Myers SS 1935–1940
1967 Adolfo "Dolf" Luque P 1918–1929
1 Bill McKechnie
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3B
Manager
1916–1917
1938–1946
1968 Sam Crawford OF 1899–1902
39, 41, 43 Joe Nuxhall P
Broadcaster
1944, 1952–1960
1962–1966
1967–2007
1969 Warren Giles President/GM 1937–1951
1970 31 Jim O'Toole P 1958–1966
1971 11 Roy McMillan SS 1951–1960
1972 18 Gordy Coleman 1B 1960–1967
1973 46 Jim Maloney P 1960–1970
1974 37 Bob Purkey P 1958–1964
1975 7, 12 Smoky Burgess C 1955–1958
1976 46 Brooks Lawrence P 1956–1960
1977 5, 28 Vada Pinson OF 1958–1968
1978 20 Frank Robinson OF 1956–1965
1979 19, 50 Tommy Helms 2B
Manager
1964–1971
1988–1989
1980 36 Clay Carroll P 1968–1975
1981 16, 17 Leo Cárdenas SS 1960–1968
1982 37 Wayne Granger P 1969–1971
1983 38 Gary Nolan P 1967–1977
1984 43 Jack Billingham P 1972–1977
1986 5 Johnny Bench
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C 1967–1983
1987 8 Joe Morgan
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2B 1972–1979
1988 24 Jerry Lynch OF 1957–1963
1998 24 Tony Pérez
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1B
Manager
1964–1976
1984–1986
1993
Cy Seymour OF/P 1902–1906
2000 10 Sparky Anderson
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Manager 1970–1978
13 Dave Concepción SS 1970–1988
2001 Bob Ewing OF/P 1902–1909
36 Mario Soto P 1977–1988
2002 35 Don Gullett P 1970–1976
Bid McPhee
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2B 1882–1889
2003 15 George Foster LF 1971–1981
Dummy Hoy CF 1894–1897, 1902
2004 30 Ken Griffey, Sr. OF 1973–1981
1988–1990
Bob Howsam GM 1967–1977
Will White P 1878–1880
1882–1886
2005 44 Eric Davis OF 1984–1991, 1996
27 José Rijo P 1988–1995
2001–2002
George Wright SS 1869–1870
Harry Wright CF/Manager 1866–1870
2006 32 Tom Browning P 1984–1994
23 Lee May 1B 1965–1971
41 Tom Seaver P 1977–1982
2008 20 César Gerónimo CF 1972–1980
August Herrmann President 1902–1927
30 Joey Jay P 1961–1966
11 Barry Larkin
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SS 1986–2004
2010 34 Pedro Borbón P 1970–1979
17 Chris Sabo 3B 1988–1993, 1996
Tony Mullane P 1886–1893
2012 21 Sean Casey 1B 1998–2005
22 Dan Driessen 1B 1973–1984
John Reilly 1B 1880, 1883–1891
2014[2] 3, 30 Ken Griffey, Jr. CF 2000–2008
39 Dave Parker RF 1984–1987
16 Ron Oester 2B 1978–1990
Jake Beckley 1B 1897–1903
2016 14 Pete Rose OF, IF
Manager
1963–1978
1984–1986
1984–1989

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