In 2013, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum honors Joe Morgan with a special exhibit that examines the many highlights of his illustrious career. Featuring game-used equipment, rare photographs and memorabilia and items from Joe's personal collection, the exhibit shines a light on the player who many historians consider to be the best second baseman in the history of the game.
The Joe Morgan Exhibit is part of a season-long celebration of Joe's great career that culminates with the dedication on September 7 of the Joe Morgan Statue. With the unveiling of his statue, Joe's name will be added to the short list of iconic players in Reds history to be so honored. To be located on Crosley Terrace at Great American Ball Park, Joe's statue will becomes the latest statue addition to the home of the Reds, joining statues dedicated previously to Johnny Bench, Ted Kluszewski, Ernie Lombardi, Joe Nuxhall and Frank Robinson.
History in the Making
This celebration of the exploits of today's Reds features rare, game-used jerseys, bats, gloves and other equipment worn during the careers of Reds stars like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman and Bronson Arroyo and will be home to items of historical significance acquired by the museum throughout the 2013 season.
Reds Baseball Cards from the 19th Century to Today
A retrospective of Reds baseball cards from the earliest tobacco issues of the 19th century to cards issued in 2013, this exhibit features examples of dozens of card issues including some of the most iconic Reds cards ever produced.
This exhibit explores the ballparks the Reds have called home over the years from Union Grounds, the home of the 1869 Red Stockings to Great American Ball Park, the exhibit includes artifacts tied to many of these parks with a particular emphasis on venerable Crosley Field and Riverfront Stadium, the home of the Big Red Machine.
This survey of Reds jersey and cap styles from 1869-1969 includes many game-used examples that highlight many of the varied uniform styles worn by the Reds.
The 50th Anniversary of Pete Rose's Major League Debut
This special display celebrates the historic Major League debut of baseball's all-time hits leader and includes rare items from rose's first game and season as well as items from Rose's minor league career.
The 75th Anniversary of Johnny Vander Meer's Back-to-Back No-Hitters
The second of two major anniversaries being celebrated by the museum this year, this display commemorates Johnny Vander Meer's record-setting consecutive no-hitters in 1938 and features items from that 1938 season.