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Rooters Row

May 27, 2011

A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1961 National League Champions

1961 Reds

Welcome back members of the 1961 Reds to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their pennant-winning season right here in the Queen City. Mingle with the 1961 players in the luxurious Riverfront Club at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday, June 22 for lunch and the opportunity to watch the Reds take on the New York Yankees. Following the game, enjoy the rare chance to hear from these players as they recall memorable moments from the championship season of 1961.

Scheduled to appear:

Reds Hall of Famers and 1961 team members Leo Cardenas, Jerry Lynch, Jim Maloney and Jim O'Toole, along with their 1961 teammates Gene Freese, Joe Gaines, Jay Hook and Claude Osteen.

  • $150 for Non-Members
  • $140 for Members
Tickets Include:
  • Food and Beverage in the Riverfront Club
  • Ticket to watch the Wednesday, June 22nd Reds vs. Yankees Game in Riverfront Club
  • Baseball autographed by returning members of the 1961 team
  • Post-game Q&A and panel discussion with members of the 1961 team
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Bench Bobbleheads Free On Weekends With Full-Price Museum Admission Presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Johnny Bench Bobblehead and Box

Beginning on June 3, the second of the five-set series of Johnny Bench collectible bobbleheads will be available free with full-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June while supplies last. The second bobblehead in the series depicts Bench c. 1970 with his arm cocked, preparing to throw out a runner trying to steal second base. Only 5,000 of these bobbleheads have been produced.

The bobblehead series continues each month through September with a different classic pose that highlights iconic moments and images during his incomparable career. Launch dates for the remainder of the bobbleheads in the series will be announced soon.

Bobbleheads are only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with full-priced paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum while supplies last. There is a strict limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.

Museum members automatically receive a minimum of two of the five bobbleheads in the series. For more information on museum membership options, please visit the membership page at

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At the Hall

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  • Ballpark Tours

    Go behind-the-scenes at Great American Ball Park on a 90-minute guided tour.