Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame releases Gabe Paul bobblehead for Month of June

Gabe Paul in 1977. By Producer New York Yankees; MLB, https details George Steinbrenner 1930 to 2010, Public Domain, https

Commemorative bobblehead celebrates Paul’s 2023 Hall of Fame Induction

June 9th, 2023


The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is proud to announce the release of a commemorative bobblehead of former Reds general manager Gabe Paul.

A longtime Reds executive, Paul began his Reds career as the club’s publicity director in 1936 and later became the club’s traveling secretary. Paul served as general manager from 1951 to 1960 and his tenure as GM was highlighted by significant decisions that forever altered the trajectory of the franchise. Paul spearheaded the Reds’ aggressive pursuit of African American players and the club’s color barrier was broken with the arrival of Nino Escalera and Chuck Harmon in 1954 and, two years later, Frank Robinson made his debut in 1956.

Paul established an affiliation agreement with the Havana Sugar Kings, a relationship that opened a rich pipeline of talent from Cuba that led to the signings of Tony Perez, Leo Cardenas and a host of other notable Latino players. Paul also traded for or signed a host of players who would make major contributions to the Reds including Gus Bell, Jerry Lynch, Jim Maloney, Jim O’Toole, Bob Purkey and Pete Rose, among many others.

Under Paul’s tenure, the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the Reds established the Reds Hall of Fame in 1958. Gabe Paul died in 1998 at the age of 88.

The bobblehead, presented by Dinsmore, is free with regular-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (or a Great American Ball Park Tour) on Saturdays and Sundays through June, while supplies last.

The Gabe Paul bobblehead is one of the many benefits included with Hall of Fame membership. For more information and to purchase a membership, visit

Paul joins Bronson Arroyo and Danny Graves on the Hall of Fame’s 2023 Induction class Paul, Arroyo and Graves will be formally inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame during pre-game ceremonies on Saturday, July 15 at Great American Ball Park as part of the 2023 Induction Celebration presented by PNC Bank.

The Induction Celebration culminates with the Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett on Sunday, July 16 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. For more information and to purchase Gala tickets, visit

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (hours on gamedays vary)

• Admission is $12 for adults and $10 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, 90 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. Plan your visit at


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