Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

exhibit opens Friday

From: Cincinnati Reds (Edited for publication by Chuck Gibson)

CINCINNATI, OH (March 18, 2024) – This new featured exhibit opening to the public Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum – “The Long Ball: A Home Run History of the Reds” highlights the team’s greatest home run hitters and historic Reds home runs. The exhibit is presented by Dinsmore.

Special thanks to the Cincinnati Reds: Michael Anderson, Director of Public Relations and Photography and to: Rick Walls, Executive Directror, Reds Hall of Fame & Museum 

Here is the text of the “Reds Hall of Fame News” released Monday afternoon, March 18, 2024:

The exhibit features the greatest home run hitters and most unforgettable home runs throughout Reds history. From the legendary to the unexpected, “The Long Ball” touches all the bases in this celebration of one of the game’s signature moments and salutes the Reds players who have forever etched their names in the annals of home run lore.

 “A game or even a season can be altered by one swing of the bat, and The Long Ball exhibit explores the history and evolution of the home run, highlighting the most memorable and impactful long balls in Reds history,” said Rick Walls, executive director, Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. “Utilizing video highlights, audio calls, historical artifacts and analytics, we’ll put the visitor into the action, providing an entertaining and interactive experience.”

Over 150 artifacts will be on display highlighted by items on loan from Reds Hall of Famers Johnny Bench and George Foster including the bat Bench used to hit his final career home run. 

Game-used bats from over 40 of the top 50 hitters on the Reds’ career home run list are on display.

The exhibit also features a video wall that will play memorable Reds home runs. Enhancing these clips will be an augmented sound system newly installed in the gallery space that will heighten the impact of the presentation. 

Additionally, fans will have the perfect photo opportunity by trying their hand at robbing a home run by leaping above the exhibit’s outfield wall.

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NOTE: The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on game days:

  • For information on admission prices, please visit RedsMuseum.org
  • Children 12 and under are admitted free, courtesy of the H.C.S. Foundation
  • Active military/veterans are admitted free, courtesy of the Sargent Family Foundation