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Big Red Machine's "Great Eight" to reunite during Joe Morgan Weekend, Sept. 6 and 7

CINCINNATI (Aug. 30, 2013) - The starting eight members of the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship teams will reunite Sept. 6 and 7 as part of Joe Morgan Weekend. This is the first time the "Great Eight" will appear together at Great American Ball Park.

Scheduled to appear are:
Joe Morgan
Pete Rose
Johnny Bench
Tony Perez
Dave Concepcion
George Foster
Ken Griffey, Sr.
Cesar Geronimo

On Friday night, all eight Reds legends will take to the field in special post-game ceremonies followed by a fireworks show set to hits from the 1970s.

On Saturday, the Great Eight will participate in the Joe Morgan statue dedication prior to the game. They will also be on field for the Joe Morgan Day pregame ceremonies, culminating in a first pitch by the Hall of Fame second baseman.

Highlights from Joe Morgan Weekend include:
A post-game fireworks show on Friday featuring a 1970s-era soundtrack
The Joe Morgan statue unveiling and dedication Saturday at 10 a.m. on Crosley Terrace
Free Joe Morgan T-shirt to the first 20,000 fans at Saturdays game

Fans can also receive a free Joe Morgan collectible sculpture presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP with full-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September. (Begins Sept. 6, while supplies last.)

Tickets are still available for all games:
Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:10 p.m., Reds vs. L.A. Dodgers
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:05 p.m., Reds vs. L.A. Dodgers
Sunday, Sept. 8 at 8:05 p.m., Reds vs. L.A. Dodgers

For more details and a full schedule of the Joe Morgan Weekend events, visit reds.com/Morgan.
 

 

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