Back in 2008, Reds CEO, Bob Castellini asked Krombholz Jewelers to design and manufacture the buttons to go on the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame induction jackets that were created to celebrate the Reds Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary.
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.
As Cincinnati rolls into its 134th opening day as a professional baseball team on Monday, April 1st, the beer will flow and the Red Stockings will take the field. The fans in the seat that day will attentively take notes on the players that they believe will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame someday. Whether you have a coveted ticket to the Opening Day game or not, the Reds Hall of Fame will be open and will welcome everyone! Their incredible exhibits, including a tribute to Joe Morgan and an amazing collection of Reds autographs.
Beer and baseball has long been and source of great pride in Cincinnati! On October 6, 1880, however, seven of the eight team owners pledged at a special meeting to formally ban both beer and Sunday baseball in the recently formed the National League. Only Cincinnati president W. H. Kennett refused to sign the pledge to ban both, so the other owners formally expelled Cincinnati for violating the rule.
The 94th Findlay Market Parade starts at noon on Monday and kicks off the 2013 season of all things good in Cincinnati! I will be keeping W.H. Kennett in my thoughts for not letting Cincinnati down all those years ago!