The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has been running a great little program this summer with its “Baseball Perspectives” series. The first was hosted back in June with former Reds pitcher and current Reds Broadcaster Chris Welsh. Held within an intimate setting at the Hall, the Perspectives series offers the subject and the attendees the opportunity to carry on a great baseball conversation. Without a doubt, the upcoming installment on Thursday, August 26, will be worth the trek to the Hall. Bob Quinn, former Reds General Manager and mastermind behind the 1990 team will the featured guest from 5:00-6:30 p.m. More on Quinn from the Hall:
From 1989-1992, Bob Quinn served as general manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Quinn was instrumental in piecing together the key components of the team which brought a World Championship back to the City of Cincinnati. As general manager, Quinn was responsible for acquiring Billy Hatcher and Randy Myers, two players who contributed greatly to the wire-to-wire championship run in 1990. Following the ’90 season, Quinn was named Major League executive of the year. Quinn also served as general manager for the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants.
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If you don’t get the chance to get to the Hall on Thrusday, Mr. Quinn will also be a guest of honor at the Reds game Friday night, throwing out the first pitch that evening and also doing a meet and great at the Hall from 5:30-6:30 before the game. If you need to get your Wire-to-Wire Reds book signed, this is your chance!
Future Baseball Perspectives will feature long-time Reds Scout Gene Bennett and former Reds second baseman and head-shaving expert Ron Oester. For all upcoming Reds Hall of Fame & Museum events, check this.