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RLT
03-08-2013, 01:59 AM
I was hoping some one here could help me find photos of the Reds Helmet Cart from the early 1970's.
If you could send me links or pictures I'd really appreciate it.
Also if anyone can remember when they might have seen the cart being used I'd appreciate it also.
Thanks

RLT
03-08-2013, 11:31 AM
This was the golf cart that looked like a baseball with a hat on it and had two bats holding up the hat.

cumberlandreds
03-08-2013, 11:35 AM
To be honest with you I don't ever remember them using a cart. It's been a long time ago so maybe they did. The bullpens were so close to the field at Riverfront it really would have been the epitome of laziness if they did.

I did a google image search and found nothing BTW.

westofyou
03-08-2013, 01:20 PM
I was hoping some one here could help me find photos of the Reds Helmet Cart from the early 1970's.
If you could send me links or pictures I'd really appreciate it.
Also if anyone can remember when they might have seen the cart being used I'd appreciate it also.
Thanks


https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnH20G6xYyht9AqszLB-2znYAL0L24A-h_XvN5Z5qsocLhlDuu-w


Story on Carts : http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/caple-120606/the-bullpen-cart-alive-well-sugar-land-skeeters

Get your own cart - http://www.korkyskustomkarts.com/

Best Cart ever:

http://baseballminutia.com/images/boat.jpg

How old are Carts?

So old you could see this during their era.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MbF-AYkgUQ4/SoXD5GFdjYI/AAAAAAAABII/aGIUgAp5CgQ/s400/baseball+smoking.jpg

RLT
03-08-2013, 02:41 PM
Westofyou
That was the only picture I could find online also.
Any idea what year that might of been or who is standing around the cart.
It doesn't look like Riverfront either.
I sent an email to an address on the Korky website and they replied that it was a Cushman electric cart and that he thought it was a 70'-71' Cushman.
Any chance they could have used it the last year at Crosley?

Simon Rhymon
03-09-2013, 11:09 PM
That's not Crosley or Riverfront. The mystery continues.

goreds2
03-12-2013, 11:54 AM
That's not Crosley or Riverfront. The mystery continues. I was thinking JFK Stadium but the Senators played in the American League. Maybe Jack Murphy Stadium? (San Diego)

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnH20G6xYyht9AqszLB-2znYAL0L24A-h_XvN5Z5qsocLhlDuu-w

Simon Rhymon
03-12-2013, 12:55 PM
Why would the Reds cart be in somebody else's park? Unless it was an all star game, maybe?

RLT
03-12-2013, 01:51 PM
I was hoping some one might be able to find pictures in old programs or personal photos to determine when it might have been used. I was told that the Reds could not find any pictures of it in their archives.
Thanks so far for the help.
Keep me in mind if you are flipping through any old literature and see it.
I have to check with my brother in law as his wife said he saw it driving in the background during a Sparky interview on some video.

RLT
03-12-2013, 01:53 PM
I will post pictures of its current state as soon as I figure out how.

cumberlandreds
03-12-2013, 01:58 PM
I was thinking JFK Stadium but the Senators played in the American League. Maybe Jack Murphy Stadium? (San Diego)

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnH20G6xYyht9AqszLB-2znYAL0L24A-h_XvN5Z5qsocLhlDuu-w

Don't believe it's Jack Murphy Stadium. They had high outfield walls. It could be RFK Stadium. The 1969 All Star game was played there. It does sorta resemble it.

goreds2
03-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Don't believe it's Jack Murphy Stadium. They had high outfield walls. It could be RFK Stadium. The 1969 All Star game was played there. It does sorta resemble it.

Here were the Reds 1969 All-Stars:

1969 Johnny Bench (C), Lee May (1B), Tony Perez (3B), Pete Rose (OF)

Nathan
03-14-2013, 05:21 PM
I'm guessing the guy on the far right of the cart (16) would be Denis Menke? If so, it would date this picture in 1972. (He switched to 11 the following season, his only two in Cincinnati).

indy_dave00
03-14-2013, 05:48 PM
I think #16 is Jimmy Stewart later traded to Houston in May/ Morgan deal.

Norm Chortleton
03-19-2013, 03:57 AM
I'm pretty sure that Reds photo is from 1970, Memorial Stadium in Baltimore for the WS. Don Gullett is second from the left. I've tried to attach a photo of Pittsburgh and Baltimore bullpen carts which were used in the 1971 WS in Baltimore, but it says upload failed.

Here is a link instead.

http://mlblogspittpeas.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/1971wscart1.jpg

RLT
03-22-2013, 07:49 PM
My uploads say failed also.
Is there a sticky that tells how to upload a photo?
I didn't see one.
I made sure it was smaller than it says, jpg, and it they just won't upload.
Is there a rule with that you can't post a pic for so many posts?

RLT
04-19-2013, 09:23 PM
Wow somehow it finally let me post a picture.
Here is how the cart looks today.
Going to get it fixed up for parades etc.....
Bought two new Louisville Sluggers with the Reds Logo to replace the bats that were taken off of it at some time.
6457
Click on picture to make it bigger.

westofyou
04-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Awesome

texasdave
04-20-2013, 09:47 AM
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Number 16 is Denis Menke, I believe. He played in 1972 and 1973. The Reds played the Oakland As in the 1972 World Series. The above picture is the Oakland Coliseum. That would also explain why the golf cart was there. That's my guess.

Looking at some old pictures that looks more like Stewart to me. So Baltimore 1970 is a good choice.

RLT
04-21-2013, 08:13 PM
The rim of the second level does not look like Oakland, so I will have to look for a picture of the Orioles stadium in 70.

bounty37h
04-22-2013, 11:00 AM
Thats awesome!! How did you get it?

Redsfansince72
04-23-2013, 12:08 PM
Maybe show that to the Reds. Maybe they will help you find who was the original maker of it and help you restore it. I am sure they would love you driving it in the opening day parade and one of the relief pitchers riding in it with you.. :)

goreds2
04-23-2013, 12:12 PM
Wow somehow it finally let me post a picture.
Here is how the cart looks today.
Going to get it fixed up for parades etc.....
Bought two new Louisville Sluggers with the Reds Logo to replace the bats that were taken off of it at some time.
6457
Click on picture to make it bigger. Awesome!!

RLT
04-23-2013, 06:57 PM
I purchased it from the Reds through mlb.auctions.com.
They were thinking of restoring it but decided it was to big for the Hall of Fame, and that they could not find a single picture of it in their archive.
It was a cool experience for my family and I to go to GABP and pick it up.
The guy that takes care of the authentics was awesome throughout the hole transaction.
The auction was going on around the time of Redsfest.
They told me to keep in touch, and that if I do a real good restoration on it that maybe I could bring it down and be showcased at the stadium and drive it on the field.
If anyone sees a Bench or Rose bat with holes in the top and two holes near the handles let me know, maybe I could get them and put them back where they belong. The bats were taken when it was moved from Riverfront to GABP.
I want to be able to take my 8 year old to his Little League game in it at least once.
I've contacted the maker of the cart through the website, actually it lead to some one that helped make the carts, not sure how much help they will be. Seemed eager to sell me some things though.
When I get to working on it I will post more pictures.

Redsfansince72
04-23-2013, 11:14 PM
I purchased it from the Reds through mlb.auctions.com.
They were thinking of restoring it but decided it was to big for the Hall of Fame, and that they could not find a single picture of it in their archive.
It was a cool experience for my family and I to go to GABP and pick it up.
The guy that takes care of the authentics was awesome throughout the hole transaction.
The auction was going on around the time of Redsfest.
They told me to keep in touch, and that if I do a real good restoration on it that maybe I could bring it down and be showcased at the stadium and drive it on the field.
If anyone sees a Bench or Rose bat with holes in the top and two holes near the handles let me know, maybe I could get them and put them back where they belong. The bats were taken when it was moved from Riverfront to GABP.
I want to be able to take my 8 year old to his Little League game in it at least once.
I've contacted the maker of the cart through the website, actually it lead to some one that helped make the carts, not sure how much help they will be. Seemed eager to sell me some things though.
When I get to working on it I will post more pictures.

Maybe checking out American Restoration on the History Channel??? http://www.history.com/shows/american-restoration

This is a part of baseball history, maybe they would want to do it for the TV show and invite some of the Big Red Machine to drive it into GABP when its done, like right before a Reds game.. :) wouldnt hurt see what they say