Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame announces 2021 Bobblehead Series

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February 11th, 2021

Five Reds HOF’ers celebrated with bobbleheads starting in May

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is proud to announce its 2021 collectible bobblehead series. 

The bobblehead series presented by Dinsmore kicks off in May with a different Reds Hall of Famer available each month through September:

• May: William “Dummy” Hoy – The most celebrated deaf athlete in baseball history, “Dummy” Hoy’s major league career spanned 14 seasons including two stints with the Reds from 1894-1897 and 1902. Hoy’s success in the majors was a significant contributing factor to the popularization of signs throughout the game. An Ohio native, he was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2003.

• June: Brooks Lawrence – In one of the finest seasons by a pitcher in Reds history, Brooks Lawrence won 19 games in 1956 including his first 13 decisions. The following season he had 16 victories and a career-best 3.52 ERA. He pitched for the Reds from 1956-60 and in 1976 became the first African-American to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame. 

• July: Frank “Noodles” Hahn – An exceptionally hard thrower and equally durable, “Noodles” Hahn averaged more than 300 innings per season and pitched 204 complete games from 1899 to 1904. His no-hitter was the first in the majors in the 20th century. Hahn was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1963. 

• August: Bid McPhee – A second baseman who played 18 seasons for the Reds from 1882 to 1899, Bid McPhee ranked first in nearly every statistical category in the Reds’ record book at the time of his retirement. He was the last starting player to not use a glove. McPhee is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2002. 

• September: Dolf Luque – A member of the Reds’ first World Series champion team in 1919, Dolf Luque was a trailblazer during his 20-year big-league career. The Cuban native was the first Latin to pitch in a World Series, win 20 games in a season, win 100 games in a career and lead either the American or National leagues in wins, winning percentage, and ERA in a season. In 1967, he became the first Latin player to be enshrined in the Reds Hall of Fame. 

The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (or a Great American Ball Park tour) on Saturdays and Sundays of each month, while supplies last. There is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day. The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the museum as a member. To become a member, please visit www.RedsMuseum.org for more information or call (513) 765-7926.

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors

• Children 12 and under are admitted free, courtesy of the H.C.S. Foundation

• Active military/veterans are admitted free, courtesy of the Sargent Family Foundation

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is a proud member of Museums for All. Through this national program, participants and families with SNAP/EBT cards receive free general admission to the museum.

About the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. The Museum features 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages. Since its inception, 89 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. Plan your visit at www.RedsMuseum.org.

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