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2015 MLB ALL-STAR SUMMER EVENTSFriday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 14T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at Duke Energy Convention CenterFriday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. ETTuesday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ETSaturday, July 11The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike, 9:00 a.m. ETBudweiser MLB All-Star Concert, part of the Pepsi Music Series at Paul Brown Stadium, 8:00 p.m. ET0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a54b0001Sunday, July 12All-Star Sunday at Great American Ball Park featuring:SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, 3:00 p.m. ETAll-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game(following Futures game)Sunday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 14MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ETEast Freedom Way (between Joe Nuxhall Way and Rosa Parks St)Monday, July 13Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Great American Ball Parkfeaturing: Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, 8:00 p.m. ETTuesday, July 14All-Star Game Red Carpet ShowPresented by Chevrolet, 1:00 p.m. ET86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, 7:00 p.m. ETAll times subject to changeMETRO FAN SHUTTLE Ride the free Metro Fan Shuttle for the most convenient way to enjoy festivities throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, July 10-13.The Metro Fan Shuttle will provide free service to many of the events and activities taking place at Washington Park, Duke Energy Convention Center and Fountain Square during the four days leading up to the big game.The shuttle will run every 10 to 12 minutes according to the following schedule:• Friday, July 10: 7-10 p.m.• Saturday, July 11: noon – 10 p.m.• Sunday, July 12: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.• Monday, July 13: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.Look for specially marked bus stops at the following locations:• On 5th Street mid-block between Walnut and Main (Government Square Area E)• On Sycamore Street at 4th Street• On 4th Street at Race Street• On Elm Street at 6th Street• On Elm Street at 12th Street• On Race Street at 13th Street• On Race Street at 6th Street• On 5th Street at Elm Street DOWNTOWN STREET CLOSURESTuesday, July 149 a.m.The below streets will have restricted access, allowing cross traffic only. - 2nd Street- 3rd Street- Vine Street- Walnut Street11 a.m.The above streets will be closed completely - no cross traffic will be permitted. 4 p.m.All streets will reopen. Due to anticipated traffic, expect long delays. 0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a54a0003 There are 20 Cincinnati baseball-inspired mustache statues around the city. Each mustache resembles the handlebar style sported by Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs, and measures 8 feet wide, 2.5 feet high and weighs approximately 850 pounds.ALL-STAR LEGENDS & CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME ON JULY 12THThe All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game is a six-inning softball event featuring celebrities from TV, movies, music and more, plus MLB legends competing together.Celebrities Scheduled to Appear:Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg; “The Hunger Games” franchise star Josh Hutcherson; comedic actor and lead in the Fox animated series Golan the Insatiable Rob Riggle; star of the upcoming “Fantastic Four” Miles Teller; co-host of EXTRA and Fox Sports Live Charissa Thompson; ACM winner and platinum-selling country chart-topper Justin Moore; Cincinnati native Nick Lachey; Macklemore; Olympic Softball Gold Medalist Jennie Finch; Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist and actress Jordin Sparks; ACM’s New Artist of the Year Award winner Cole Swindell; star of Disney Channel’s I Didn’t Do It Olivia Holt; Cincinnati native and Emmy Award-winning actor and director Chad Lowe; Head Football Coach at The Ohio State University Urban Meyer; plus Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team players Tim Horton and Todd Reed; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton; and ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.MLB Legends Scheduled to Appear:Cincinnati Reds legends Sean Casey, Paul O’Neill, Eric Davis and Aaron Boone; Baseball Hall of Famers Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers and Ozzie Smith; and MLB legends Fred Lynn and Vlad Guerrero.Below is a brief, chronological schedule of MLB All-Star Week Community Activities:Wednesday, July 8th · 10:30 a.m. – Bank of America All-Star Youth Baseball Clinic with Boys & Girls Clubs at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy (Cincinnati, OH)· 3:00 p.m. – MLB Cincinnati Reds Howell All-Star Field (Dayton, OH)Thursday, July 9th · 12:00 p.m. – Queensgate All-Star Field Dedication with The Scotts Company (Cincinnati, OH)· 3:00 p.m. – P&G Cincinnati Zoo & Reds Community Fund Community Makeover: Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, P&G All-Star Park and Dyer All-Star Fields (Cincinnati, OH)Friday, July 10th · 11:00 a.m. – Ron Oester Field at Withrow All-Star Complex (Cincinnati, OH)· 3:30 p.m. – Miracle League Game (Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH)· 6:30 p.m. – Don Johnson All-Star Field Dedication at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy (Cincinnati, OH)o Additionally, this event will serve as the Opening Ceremonies of the Jr. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) ClassicSaturday, July 11th · 9:00 a.m. – The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike (Downtown Cincinnati, OH)· 9:00 a.m. – TeamSmile Dental Screening Event, supported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., maker of Arm & Hammer Dental Care products (U.S. Bank Boys & Girls Club)· 12:30 p.m. – Jr. RBI Classic Community Service Event/The Giving Fields (Melbourne, Kentucky)· 2:00 p.m. – TVCA Veteran In-Processing (VIP) and Welcome Center (CityLink Center, Cincinnati, OH)· 5:30 p.m. – Make-A-Wish Welcome Reception (Hilton Netherland, Cincinnati, OH)Sunday, July 12th · 2:00 p.m. – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Waiting Room Unveil/Starlight Fun Center Donation (Cincinnati, OH)Monday, July 13th · 10:00 a.m. – MLB Cincinnati Meinken All-Star Field (Covington, KY)Tuesday, July 14th· 10:00 a.m. – Boys & Girls Club Activity Room Dedication, Sheakley Boys & Girls Club (Cincinnati, OH)

FSO Repeating Reds 1976 World Series, MLB, NBA And NHL All-Star Games

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Johnny Bench was named 1976 World Series MVP.

The Big Red Machine rolls back onto TV this week in Fox Sports Ohio's s repeat of the Reds' 1976 World Series sweep of the New York Yankees Wednesday through Saturday.

FSO devotes next week (May 17-23) to Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League All-Star Games played in Ohio since 1981.

Johnny Bench was named the 1976 World Series MVP for hitting .533 (8 for 15 with two home runs. The Reds battered the Yankees for 22 runs on 42 hits in the four games. George Foster hit .429, followed by David Concepcion and Danny Driessen (both .357), National League MVP Joe Morgan (.333) and Cesar Geronimo (.308).

Here's the FSO lineup through Saturday, May 23:

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Manager Sparky Anderson and Johnny Bench celebrating 1975 World Series championship in Boston.

Tuesday, May 12, noon: Brewers at Reds July 3, 2019 – Sonny Gray scatters four hits over eight innings in Reds 3-0 win.

Wednesday, May 13, noon: Brewers at Reds from July 4, 2019 – Luis Castillo, David Hernandez and Raisel Iglesias stifle Brewers on two hits in 1-0 win.

Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 1 from Oct. 16, 1976, at Riverfront Stadium – Doyle Alexander gives up five runs on nine hits in six innings in Reds' win 5-1. (Repeats noon Thursday, May 14, and 2 p.m. Friday, May 15.)

Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 2 from Oct. 17, 1976, at Riverfront Stadium – Tony Perez's walk-off single knocks in Ken Griffey, Jr. after Griffey gets on base on a throwing error by Fred Stanley in a 4-3 win. (Repeats 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16.)

Friday, May 15, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 3 from Oct. 19, 1976, at Yankee Stadium – Danny Driessen, the Reds' first World Series designated hitter, homers and doubles in the Reds 6-2 win in the Bronx. (Repeats 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16.)

Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m.: 1976 World Series Game 4 from Oct. 19, 1976, at Yankee Stadium – World Series MVP Johnny Bench drives in five runs on two homers in a 7-2 win for the Reds' second consecutive World Championship. (Repeats noon Sunday, May 17).

Sunday May 17, 8 p.m.: 1981 NBA All-Star Game  at Richfield Coliseum, Feb. 1, 1981 – East wins 123-120 thanks to 25 points by MVP Nate Archibald, 19 points by Julius Erving and 18 by Larry Bird.  West All-Stars are led by Jamaal Wilks and Paul Westphal with 25 points each Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 23 points. (Repeats noon Monday, May 18)

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Monday, May 18, 8 p.m.: 1981 MLB All-Star Game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on Aug. 9, 1981 – The players' strike ends with delayed All-Star Game won by American League, 5-4. Concepcion, Pete Rose, George Foster and Dave Parker start for the NL. (Repeats noon Tuesday, May 19).

Tuesday, May 19, 8 p.m.: 1988 MLB All-Star Game from Riverfront Stadium on July 12, 1988 – Oakland catcher Terry Steinbach wins the MVP for driving in both runs in AL's 2-1 victory in a game played during Cincinnati's bicentennial.  (Repeats noon Wednesday, May 20).

Wednesday, May 20, 8 p.m.: 1997 NBA All-Star Game from Cleveland's Gund Arena on Feb. 9, 1997 – Glen Rice of the Charlotte Hornets scores 26 points in 25 minutes to win the MVP, while Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippin combine for 22 points as the East wins 132-120. (Repeats noon Thursday, May 21).

Thursday, May 21, 8 p.m.: 2015 MLB All-Star Game from Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 -- Mike Trout of the Angels opens the game with home run and wins the MVP Award in the AL's 6-3 victory. The Reds are represented by Todd Frazier, who won the Home Run Derby the night before, and Aroldis Chapman, who hits 100 mph on the radar gun in the ninth. (Repeats noon Friday, May 22.)

 Friday, May 22, 8 p.m.: 2015 NHL All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena in Columbus Jan. 25, 2015 –  The Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno captains a team for Columbus' first NHL All-Star Game which loses 17-12 to a team headed by Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. (Repeats noon Saturday, May 23.)

Saturday, May 23, 8 p.m.: 2019 MLB All-Star Game from Progressive Field in Cleveland July 9, 2019 –  The Indians' Shane Bieber wins the MVP award for striking out the side in the fifth inning in the Al's 4-3 win.