Friday, August 30, 2013

Pete Rose and rest of 'Great Eight' to reunite for Joe Morgan weekend


Circle your calendar for next weekend, folks. The key cogs from the Big Red Machine era are set to get together in Cincinnati to pay homage to Joe Morgan's statue dedication.

Here is a press release from the Reds...

The starting eight members of the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship teams will reunite Sept. 6 and 7 as part of Joe Morgan Weekend. This is the first time the “Great Eight” will appear together at Great American Ball Park.

Scheduled to appear are:

• Joe Morgan

Pete Rose

Johnny Bench

Tony Perez

Dave Concepcion

George Foster

Ken Griffey, Sr.

Cesar Geronimo

On Friday night, all eight Reds legends will take to the field in special post-game ceremonies followed by a fireworks show set to hits from the 1970’s.

On Saturday, the Great Eight will participate in the Joe Morgan statue dedication prior to the game. They will also be on field for the “Joe Morgan Day” pregame ceremonies, culminating in a first pitch by the Hall of Fame second baseman.

Highlights from Joe Morgan Weekend include:

• A post-game fireworks show on Friday featuring a 1970s-era soundtrack

• The Joe Morgan statue unveiling and dedication Saturday at 10 a.m. on Crosley Terrace

• Free Joe Morgan T-shirt to the first 20,000 fans at Saturday’s game

Be there as the Reds honor one of the greatest second basemen to ever lace them up and play this beloved game!

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