Bobblehead series adds Reds’ Hall of Famer O’Toole

Published 2:46 am Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cincinnati Reds’ Publicity


CINCINNATI — The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum continues its collectible bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, with the release of the Jim O’Toole bobblehead.

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The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame beginning Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of June, while supplies last.

The bobblehead depicts O’Toole (Reds HOF Class of 1970) in his follow-through after having delivered a pitch in the first game of the 1961 World Series at Yankee Stadium.

He won a career-high 19 games in ‘61 including five consecutive games in September which helped the Reds win the National League pennant.

O’Toole will sign autographs for fans on Friday, June 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

The signing is free with Museum admission. He will also serve as the Honorary Captain for Friday’s Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies game at 7:10 p.m.

The bobblehead series continues each month through September with a different Reds legend in a classic pose that highlights an iconic image or moment from their Reds career:

• May: Sparky Anderson (only available through the purchase of a membership)

• June: Jim O’Toole

• July: Eric Davis

• August: Barry Larkin

• September: Pete Rose

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

The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the Hall of Fame & Museum as a member:

• $50 Reds Fan membership (individual) gets the Sparky Anderson and Jim O’Toole bobbleheads

• $85 All-Star membership (family) gets the Sparky Anderson, Jim O’Toole, Eric Davis and Barry Larkin bobbleheads.

• $200 MVP and $1,000 World Champion memberships get all five bobbleheads plus additional perks and gifts.

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day.

Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception, 81 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.

The Museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.

Located next to Great American Ball Park, The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m year-round with extended hours on game days.

Plan your visit at or by calling (513) 765-7923.