The series kicks off this month with catcher Ernie Lombardi, a member of both the Reds Hall of Fame (Class of 1958) and National Baseball Hall of Fame (Class of 1986.) Lombardi batted .306 over his 17-season career and was the 1938 NL MVP.
The Lombardi sculptures will be available starting this Friday, May 3 at 10 am and are free with full-price admission to the museum on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May, while supplies last. Only 6,000 are available and a limit of one per paid admission per day.
The best way to ensure that you receive a sculpture is through the purchase of a Museum membership. For more information or to purchase a membership, please visit redsmuseum.org.
2013 Signature Sculpture Series includes:
• May - Ernie Lombardi
• June - Joe Nuxhall
• July - Ted Kluszewski
• August - Frank Robinson
• September - Joe Morgan
• October - Johnny Bench
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception, 81 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction. The museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.