CINCINNATI – The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore wraps up the 2018 bobblehead series by celebrating the 50th anniversary of Johnny Bench’s 1968 Rookie of the Year award.
Bench’s rookie campaign produced 155 hits, 15 home runs and the first of 14 All-Star appearances. Additionally, it was the first of 10 Gold Glove seasons for the most prolific home-run hitting catcher in baseball history. Inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1986 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989, Bench was a key member of the World Champion Reds in 1975 and 1976 and was honored as part of the Reds Franchise Four in 2015.
The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (or a Great American Ball Park tour) beginning Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of September, while supplies last.
The Bench bobblehead concludes this season’s bobblehead series, which featured a different Reds Hall of Famer each month:
• April: Chris Sabo (now available only with museum membership)
• May: Ernie Lombardi (now available only with museum membership)
• June: Johnny Vander Meer (now available only with museum membership)
• July: Adam Dunn (now available only with museum membership)
• August: Tom Browning (now available only with museum membership)
• September: Johnny Bench
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and $6 for active military/veterans. Children four and younger are free.
The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the museum as a member. To become a member, please visit RedsMuseum.org for more information or call (513) 765-7926.
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & 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 RedsMuseum.org.