With Opening Day on Monday, visitors to Great American Ball Park should also plan time to check out some of the new exhibits at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. HOF Executive Director Rick Walls is in the studio with Mark Heyne to talk about the autograph exhibition, and the salute to Joe Morgan display that will culminate in the unveiling of the Joe Morgan statue on Crosley Terrace later this season.
Last year The Cincinnati Reds won 97 games and were the National League Central Division champions. But the team went on to give up a two-game series lead in the playoffs to lose to the Giants.
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A new exhibit looks at the career of a Reds player many baseball experts consider the best second baseman in the history of the game. Reds Hall of Fame Executive Director Rick Walls said the Joe Morgan exhibit that started Tuesday is part of a season-long celebration of his baseball career.
"I think it's an inspiring story because Joe was once deemed to small to play," said Walls. "I think he carries a little chip on his shoulder with that and wants to prove people wrong. He did it his entire career."
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum's showcase exhibit for 2013 will feature a collection of autographs from more than 1,500 Red players - nearly every player who has worn the Reds uniform since 1920.
"Signature Reds: A Century of Reds Autographs" opens to the public at 10 a.m Saturday at the Hall of Fame and Museum at Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way.
As the Reds go into postseason play for the second time in three seasons, here's some playoff history courtesy of Reds Hall of Fame Chief Curator Chris Eckes.
The 1976 team went undefeated in the postseason, the only team to do that since Major League Baseball went to divisional play. The Reds swept the Phillies in three games in the National League Championship and the Yankees in four in the World Series that year. Eckes says prior to that run, Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson had a prophetic discussion with reporters: