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Reds announce schedule for Hall of Fame weekend

Former Cincinnati first baseman Sean Casey will be inducted into the Reds' Hall of Fame on Saturday along with another ex-Reds' first baseman Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly. The Reds will celebrate with a weekend of festivities. (The Ironton Tribune / MCT DIrect Photo)

Staff Report

 

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned to celebrate the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012 that includes Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly.

Fans can attend meet and greets with new inductees and returning Hall of Famers and alumni on Friday and Saturday at the museum. All meet and greet sessions are free with HOF & Museum admission. (Players subject to change)

The culmination of the weekend is the Reds Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Cincyfavorites.com on Sunday evening, which is now officially sold out with over 1,400 attendees.

2012 HOF Induction Weekend

Full Schedule of Events

• Friday: Reds vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:10 p.m.

• 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Reds Hall of Famers (photos only, no autographs please)

• Featuring: Jack Billingham, Leo Cardenas, Clay Carroll, Sean Casey, David Concepcion, Eric Davis, Dan Driessen, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Wayne Granger, Tommy Helms, Lee May, Gary Nolan, Jim O’Toole, Chris Sabo and Mario Soto.

• Postgame Q&A with members of the Big Red Machine on the field before fireworks

• Saturday: Reds vs. Minnesota Twins, 4:10 p.m. (game sold out)

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Meet and Greet with Reds Hall of Famers (photos only, no autographs please)

• Featuring Jack Billingham, Leo Cardenas, Clay Carroll, Sean Casey, David Concepcion, Eric Davis, Dan Driessen, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Wayne Granger, Tommy Helms, Lee May, Gary Nolan, Jim O’Toole and Mario Soto.

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Induction Weekend Pre-Game Block Party on Joe Nuxhall Way

• On stage entertainment from Funkus! and Frankly Speaking, WEBN broadcasting live and special appearance from Sean Casey

• Food and beverages available for purchase from Budweiser, Coca-Cola, LaRosa’s, Queen City Sausage, UDF and Skyline

Admission is free and proceeds from concession sales will benefit the Reds Community Fund’s Urban Youth Academy

• 2:30 to 3 p.m. Induction Press Conference (GABP Field Level Media Interview Room)

• 3:30 to 4 p.m. Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly will be officially inducted the Reds Hall of Fame during pre-game on-field ceremonies. Marty Brennaman will be the master of ceremonies and Casey and Driessen will address the crowd.

• Sunday, June 24: Reds vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:10 p.m.

• 5:30 to 10 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Cincyfavorites.com at the Duke Energy Convention Center (Gala sold out)

• Features remarks by inductees Sean Casey and Dan Driessen as well as appearances by Hall of Famers, Reds’ alumni and members of the 2012 Reds team and coaches.

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For full details and updated meet and greet schedules, please visit redsmuseum.org or call (513) 765-7923.