CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates America with a vintage-baseball extravaganza this upcoming weekend. The original Reds, the 1869 Red Stockings, are the stars during this fun and family-friendly weekend at the Reds Hall of Fame.
Kids will love meeting Red Stockings players and learning how to pitch and field the old-fashioned way. They'll check out children's toys from the 19th century and even try to make a 19th-century baseball. They can even pose for their own 1869 Red Stockings-style baseball card, in a Red Stockings uniform, personalized with their names, positions and other vital statistics. The photos are free with admission (limit one per family). These family-friendly activities will be available Saturday from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Sunday will also give Reds fans a chance to see vintage baseball in action. Stick around after the 1:15 p.m. Reds-Indians game for a three-inning showdown between the Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes on the field at Great American Ball Park. Watch as these two teams play authentic, 1869-style baseball, just as it was played with America’s first professional baseball team. This exhibition will begin approximately 30 minutes after the final out of the Reds-Indians game.
Regular admission prices to the Reds Hall of Fame will apply all weekend.
Prices are $8 per adult, $7 per active military, $6 per senior (55 and older), $5 per child (3-12; younger than 3 is free) and $5 with same-day game ticket. Game tickets are required for entry once the ballpark gates open (two hours prior to the start of the game). Group discounted prices are also available. For more information, please call (513) 765-7576. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling (513) 381-REDS or at www.reds.com.