Lawrence bobblehead joins June highlights for Reds’ HOF Museum
Published 10:51 pm Friday, June 18, 2021
CINCINNATI – The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is continuing its 2021 bobblehead series in June with Reds Hall of Famer Brooks Lawrence.
In 1956, a year best remembered for a record-setting display of home run power, Lawrence enjoyed one of the finest seasons by a Reds pitcher by winning his first 13 decisions – a streak that ranks second in club history. He won a total of 19 games that season, the most by a Reds pitcher since Ewell Blackwell won 22 in 1947.
His remarkable first-half performance resulted in selection to the 1956 All-Star Game – one of eight Reds to make the National League squad that year. The following season in 1957, Lawrence enjoyed another strong campaign with 16 victories and a career-best 3.52 ERA.
Following his playing career, Lawrence returned to the Reds organization where he worked for many years in a variety of roles. He is a member of the Hall of Fame class of 1976 and the first African American inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.
The bobblehead, presented by Dinsmore, is free with regular-price paid admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (or a Great American Ball Park tour) beginning Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. and will be available Saturdays and Sundays throughout June, while supplies last. There is a limit of one bobblehead per visitor per day.
The bobbleheads series, presented by Dinsmore, will run through September with a different Reds Hall of Famer available each month:
• May: William “Dummy” Hoy (available with membership only)
• June: Brooks Lawrence
• July: Noodles Hahn
• August: Bid McPhee
• September: Dolf Luque
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is $12 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, FREE for children 12 and under, courtesy of the H.C.S. Foundation, and FREE for active military/veterans, courtesy of the Sargent Family Foundation.
The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the museum as a member. To become a member, please visit RedsMuseum.org 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 newly renovated 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 RedsMuseum.org.