One hundred days separate Major League Baseball’s Opening Day to the return of the All-Star Game to the Queen City. And wouldn’t you know it, there have been 100 players that have represented the Cincinnati Reds at the Midsummer Classic. Well, technically 101 if you count the ballad of Jeff Shaw, but that’s a story for later in the summer…
To commemorate Cincinnati’s celebration of the 2015 Major League All-Star Game, The Cincinnati Enquirer will be honoring each Reds All-Star representative.
You will see profiles on All-Star mainstays like Tony Perez and Barry Larkin, as well as one-hit wonders like Felipe López.
You’ll get a snapshot of info on each all-star, including positions, appearances, all-star game stats, Reds career stats and memorable moments while playing with the Reds. Sure, you may already know details about greats like Johnny Bench or Joe Morgan, but what about Ray Mueller, Walker Cooper or Ival Goodman? You’ll find out each day leading up to the midsummer classic.
The first of the profiles will come on April 5 and will continue as a countdown to July 14, when baseball’s best will take the field at Great American Ball Park.
Check back daily to learn about each All-Star’s story, and make sure to visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, which will be showcasing the 100, as well as past Cincinnati All-Star Games, all season.