"Stars of the Queen City" and Tony Perez exhibits open at Reds HOF

Mar 19, 2015

With Major League Baseball's All Star Game coming to Great American Ball Park in July, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has opened an exhibit honoring the 100 Reds who have been members of National League All Star teams.

The exhibit includes jerseys, hats, gloves and other memorabilia from the Reds' All Stars - from outfielder Chick Hafey, who collected the first base hit in the very first All Star game in 1933,  to the five Reds who represented the club in the 2014 game - Johnny Cueto, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco, Alfredo Simon and Aroldis Chapman.

The exhibit on the museum's third floor includes a video board where former Reds All Stars like Joe Morgan, Jack Billingham, Tom Browning, Jay Bruce and others, described what it was like to play in baseball's mid-summer showcase of stars.

Also, on the third floor is another brand new exhibit - one honoring Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Perez, the hard-hitting first baseman of the legendary Big Red Machine of the 1970s. A statue of Perez will be unveiled on Crosley Terrace in front of Great American Ball Park on Aug. 22.

The exhibits opened to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

You can find more information on hours and admission prices for the Reds Hall of Museum here.

On April 2, you can visit wvxu.org for a multi-media presentation on the history of the Reds in the All Star game.