Reds to honor Perez during weekend series
Published 2:23 am Thursday, August 20, 2015
CINCINNATI —Members of the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship “Big Red Machine” teams will participate in events to celebrate the career of the legendary Reds slugger Tony Perez on Friday, and Saturday.
Scheduled to appear are:
• Tony Perez
• Johnny Bench
• Joe Morgan
• Pete Rose (Friday only)
• David Concepcion
• George Foster
• Cesar Geronimo
• Ken Griffey, Sr.
• Jack Billingham
• Don Gullett
• Rawly Eastwick
• Pat Darcy
• Doug Flynn
Events for Tony Perez Weekend include:
Friday — Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m.)
• Post-game Ceremony with Tony Perez and the Big Red Machine: Following Friday’s game, members of the Big Red Machine will be introduced on the field prior to the post-game Rozzi’s fireworks show, presented by Cooper Tire.
Saturday — Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (7:10 p.m.)
• Tony Perez Statue Dedication: At 4:30 p.m., Tony and his teammates will participate in the unveiling and dedication of the Tony Perez Statue on Crosley Terrace.
The statue was created by Tom Tsuchiya, who also created the Ted Kluszewski, Ernie Lombardi, Frank Robinson, Joe Nuxhall, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan statues outside GABP.
• Tony Perez Replica Statue: As part of Super Saturdays, free replica statue of the Hall of Fame first baseman to the first 30,000 fans, presented by LaRosa’s.
• Tony Perez Day pregame ceremonies: Tony and his teammates will participate in on-field ceremonies to celebrate “Tony Perez Day” followed by a first pitch by Perez.
Fans have many options to purchase tickets for Tony Perez Weekend:
• Online: reds.com
• Phone: 513-381-REDS or 877-647-REDS (7337)
• In person: Great American Ball Park ticket windows and select Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets.