2016 Reds HOF collectible bobblehead series kicks off in April

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CINCINNATI — The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s collectible gift program continues in 2016 with a series of five Reds Hall of Famer bobbleheads.

The first bobblehead in the series features Reds Hall of Famer Jim Maloney, Hall of Fame Class of 1973. One of only three Reds pitchers with two no-hitters to his credit, Maloney played for the club from 1960 through 1970. The hard-throwing right-hander amassed 1,592 strikeouts through his career, securing him as the Reds all-time leader, and his 134 career victories rank seventh in franchise history.

The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (or a Scotts Great American Ball Park tour) and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of April, while supplies last.

Only 6,000 bobbleheads have been produced, and there is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.

The bobblehead series continues through August with a different Reds Hall of Famer available each month:

• April: Jim Maloney

• May: Lee May

• June: Pete Rose (2016 Reds Hall of Fame Inductee)

• July: Jack Billingham

• August: Gary Nolan

Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6 for active military/veterans. Children ages 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 513-765-7923.

Bobbleheads: The Exhibit now open. The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s new exhibition showcases over 700 different bobbleheads and includes every Reds bobblehead giveaway since 2001. Bobbleheads: The Exhibit presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP celebrates the bobblehead collecting phenomenon and highlights the many and varied designs and styles of one of the most unique and popular promotional items ever created.

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, 85 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.


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