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Randy Freking – March 26 at 7:00 pm
Discussing and signing
Cincinnati’s 150-Year Opening Day History: The Hoopla Started with a Parade
Cincinnati will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 2019! The hoopla indeed started with a parade! Cincinnati’s unique Opening Day traditions – from 1869 to the present – have evolved from canaries at the ballpark entrance, Tally Ho parties marching to the game, and the Findlay Market parade to today’s mega holiday that involves the entire region. This book chronicles the evolution of the spectacle and local, national, and worldwide historical events that occurred on the special date and sometimes directly affected Opening Day. This 350-page book with stunning color pictures and rarely seen historical photos will appeal to Reds fans anywhere and anyone else interested in Cincinnati history.