Even though the Cincinnati Reds were swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game series at Great American Ball Park, it was an exciting weekend which saw many Cincinnati Reds legends appear at the team's biennial Hall of Fame celebration where three former Reds -- Adam Dunn, Dave Bristol and Fred Norman -- were formally inducted as new members of the Reds Hall of Fame.
Pregame on-field ceremonies on Saturday evening, July 21, and the Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Sunday evening, July 22, were held to induct Dunn, Bristol and Norman into the Hall of Fame. In Saturday's ceremony, Dunn, Bristol and Norman addressed the crowd and threw out ceremonial first pitches with more than 20 Hall of Famers looking on, including Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin and Pete Rose.
Dunn played for the Reds from 2001 to '08 and is one of the great power hitters in team history, while Bristol, who managed Cincinnati from 1966 to '69, was a major contributor to the creation of the Big Red Machine and Norman was a mainstay of the Big Red Machine's starting rotation from 1973 to '79, recording double-digit victory totals in each of his seven seasons in a Reds uniform.
Fans also attended "Meet and Greets" with the returning Hall of Famers and the new inductees on Saturday and Sunday at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.
Pictured below are some of the Reds Hall of Famers at the "Meet and Greet" sessions, including Pete Rose, Jim Maloney, Tony Perez, Eric Davis, Tom Browning, Wayne Granger, Tommy Helms, Chris Sabo, Clay Carroll and Dan Driessen.
Photos by Jamie H. Vaught
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