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Tony Perez Weekend

It was a special weekend as the Reds honored legendary Reds first baseman Tony Perez at Great American Ball Park. The Hall of Famer was joined by more than a dozen of his Big Red Machine teammates as he was honored with a bronze statue that is now on display out side of Great American Ball Park.

Scheduled to Appear
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

*Appearances subject to change.

Weekend Festivities
  • Following the game, members of the Big Red Machine will be introduced on the field during a special ceremony.
  • Post-game fireworks show, presented by Cooper Tire
  • At 4:30 p.m., Tony and his teammates will participate in the unveiling and dedication of the Tony Perez statue on Crosley Terrace.
  • As part of Super Saturdays, free Tony Perez Replica Statue to the first 30,000 fans at the game, courtesy of LaRosa's
  • Tony and his teammates will participate in on-field ceremonies to celebrate "Tony Perez Day" followed by a first pitch by the Hall of Famer

The Tony Perez exhibit gives fans an up close and personal look at the playing career of the "Mayor of Riverfront." Complete with numerous artifacts from Perez's playing days, fans will get to see items used by the "Big Doggie" himself during his 23-year Hall of Fame career. Playing in parts of three decades, Perez was not only a fan favorite; he was an integral part of the success of the Big Red Machine. Fans can see items from all parts of his playing career as well as a video tribute to the Cuban-born first baseman. A visual timeline represents significant events in the life of Perez, from his birth to the present day.