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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Signing, Hall vote, veterans honored

From the Reds:

BOOK SIGNING: Author Bill Giles will be signing copies of his book, Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball, at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Giles will be signing from 5-6:30 p.m.

Giles served as team president of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1982-’87, General Manager from 1984-’87, and he has been part owner of the Phillies since 1981. He is the son of former Reds General Manager and National League President Warren Giles. His father is in the Reds Hall of Fame.

Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseball, co-authored by Doug Myers, is a collection of stories from Giles time in “the family business” of baseball.

--HALL OF FAME VOTE: From now until Aug. 31, Reds fans can vote for the 2008 Reds Hall of Fame class. Fans can cast their ballot at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, at Great American Ball Park during Reds home games, online at http://www.reds.com/, or by mailing their ballot to the Reds Hall of Fame. Ballots can also be picked up at participating hhgregg stores throughout the tri-state. hhgregg is the presenting sponsor of the 2008 Reds Hall of Fame fan vote.

Included on this year’s ballot are: Jeff Brantley, Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble, Dan Driessen, Tom Hume, Ray Knight, Barry Larkin, Hal Morris, Ron Oester, Joe Oliver, Paul O’Neill, Dave Parker, and Chris Sabo. The player receiving the most votes will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2008. The winner will be announced in September.

Fans voting online can visit http://www.reds.com/ and vote up to 10 times per e-mail address. Ballots submitted by mail should be sent to: Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum; Attn: Hall of Fame Vote; 100 Main St.; Cincinnati, OH 45202. Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 31.

--PURPLE HEART DAY: Tomorrow is National Purple Heart Day as the Cincinnati Reds honor at Great American Ball Park the Combat Wounded Veterans of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Prior to Tuesday night’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Reds will recognize patriots from the Ohio Department of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, including Tom Anderson (World War II), Tony Murphy (Korea), Tony Kohl (Vietnam) and Paul Brondhaver (Iraq).

The Reds will host in FSN Ohio Club 4192 more than 100 members of that organization.


at 6:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Brantley and Charlton played long enough for the Reds to be picked for the Reds HOF. Not compared to Driessen, Larkin, Oester, Morris, etc. A lot of these guys are on here because they were fan favorites. Take a good look at Hume's stats. From 83-85 he had more walks than strike outs. But still, I was there on opening day in 83 when he struck out the side on 11 pitches for the save.

Larkin is the obvious choice and Oester is bound to get just as many votes. But I'm making my first vote for Morris. I think he was under appreciated in his time. If that idiot Bowden hadn't let him walk away after the 97 season, he probably would have continued at his same level of consistency rather than fading away. But then they never would have gotten Casey, who let's face it, was the exact same type of player as Morris, just a few years younger

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