Browning’s rooftop trip, Mitchell’s visit featured at Reds’ HOF

Published 11:26 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018

Staff Report

CINCINNATI — The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore continues its 2018 bobblehead program in August, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tom Browning’s infamous rooftop visit in Chicago.
A World Series Champion, Major League All-Star, and the only Reds player to pitch a perfect game, Browning pieced together an illustrious major league career including induction into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2006.
In addition to his stardom in Cincinnati, Browning made a name for himself in Chicago earning the name “Rooftop Tommy” when he took a mid-game stroll in 1993 to a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field.
Browning’s stunt was captured on camera as he tipped his cap to the players and fans below, creating an unforgettable moment in Reds history.
The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (or a Great American Ball Park tour) beginning Friday, August 3 and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of August, 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 September with a different Reds Hall of Famer available each month:
• April: Chris Sabo (now available only with museum membership)
• May: Ernie Lombardi (now available only with museum membership)
• June: Johnny Vander Meer (now available only with museum membership)
• July: Adam Dunn (now available only with museum membership)
• August: Tom Browning
• September: Johnny Bench
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and $6 for active military/veterans. Children 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 for more information or call (513) 765-7926.
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore
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, 89 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. Plan your visit at
The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore welcomes an appearance by two-time All-Star and 1989 National League MVP Kevin Mitchell.
A Red in 1993-94 and 1996, Kevin will be at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, August 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Pricing for the event is $20 for the first autograph for non-members, $15 for Hall of Fame members.
Up to five (5) additional items can be signed for $15 per item. One autograph ticket is required per item. There is a limit of five (5) items per person. Photographs (8×10) will be available for $10 while supplies last. Museum admission or membership is required to attend the autograph signing.
Please call the Hall of Fame Box Office at (513) 765-7923 for more information.

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