Meet and receive an autograph from Reds Hall of Fame shortstop Leo Cardenas on Saturday, May 25 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. A Red from his debut season of 1960 through 1968, Cardenas was a member of the Reds' 1961 National League championship club and was an All-Star each season from 1964 - 1966 and again in 1968. A Gold Glove winner in 1965, Cardenas was known as "Mr. Automatic" for his superlative defensive skills. Traded to the Twins after the 1968 season, Cardenas was a member of the Twins' back-to-back division title-winning teams in 1969 and 1970 and earned a fifth career All-Star selection with Minnesota in 1971. Cardenas also played for the Angels and Rangers in a career that last through the 1975 season. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1981. The Leo Cardenas Signature Series Autograph signing is free with admission to the museum. Limit one autograph per person.
Join Daryl Smith, author of Making the Big Red Machine: Bob Howsam and the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s for a special presentation on the blockbuster trade that brought Joe Morgan to Cincinnati, a deal that transformed the Reds into the best team of the 1970s and one of the greatest teams of all-time. Mr. Smith will explore the origin and history of the trade as well as its impact on the players involved, with particular emphasis placed on Morgan's post-trade transformation into one of the most complete players in the history of the game. The presentation will also provide insight into the brilliance of Reds general manager Bob Howsam, whose moniker "The Architect of the Big Red Machine" arose in large part because of the Morgan trade. The presentation is free with museum admission. Copies of Mr. Smith's book will be available for sale at the Hall of Fame.
Meet and receive autographs from Gold Glove catcher Johnny Edwards and Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Maloney at the Reds Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 6 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM. A Red from 1961-1967, Edwards was the Reds leading hitter in the 1961 World Series, won Gold Gloves in 1963 and 1964 and was an All-Star each season from 1963-1965. With two no-hitters to his credit, Maloney is one of only two pitchers in Reds history to throw more than one no-hitter in a Reds uniform (Johnny Vander Meer is the other) and is the club's all-time leader in career strikeouts. Edwards caught Maloney's first no-hitter, a 10-inning shutout of the Cubs on August 19, 1965. The autograph signing is free with admission to the Reds Hall of Fame. Limit one autograph per player per visitor.