Findlay Market Opening Day Parade

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As Grand Marshal, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will get to see first-hand just how special Opening Day is in Cincinnati. On Thursday the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade turns 100, and major league baseball celebrates its 150th anniversary. It was May 4, 1869, when the Cincinnati Red Stockings - the ancestors of the Cincinnati Reds - played their first professional game and went on to finish 57-0 that season.

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Cincinnati Reds and the 100th anniversary of the Findlay Market Opening Day parade, making both events particularly special for Cincinnati's unofficial holiday this March 28.

Whether or not you plan to attend, knowing what roads will be closed due to the parade and where parking will be restricted for the game will ensure your day is a home run. 

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As the Cincinnati Reds mark 150 years this season, the Findlay Market Parade celebrates its 100th anniversary. The parade starts this Thursday at noon, followed by the Reds opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ballpark. Game time is 4:10.

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With two significant baseball anniversaries in Cincinnati this year, Findlay Market Parade organizers say there has been a huge demand to be part of the Opening Day parade and those selected are going all out.

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Next year will be a big one for the Cincinnati Reds. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the club, the first professional baseball team. The Reds announced a slew of visuals, activities, special uniforms, projects and giveaways to celebrate the anniversary Monday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

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Updated Tuesday, April 3, 9:16 a.m.

The day's temp may have been low, but spirits were high at the 2018 Findlay Market Opening Day parade Monday. 

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Reds' Opening Day may now be Friday, March 30, but fans can still get their baseball fix Thursday on "Cincinnati Edition."

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The parade that precedes the first Cincinnati Reds game of 2018 will be different in two ways this year.

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