Edd Roush and Hod Eller aren’t around to provide guided tours but the 1919 World Series items on display at the new Reds’ museum is the next best thing this side of Cooperstown.
The franchise was the first–formed in the 1870s–and is still going strong in 2006. The Cincinnati Reds’ long history makes the club a natural for hosting it’s own museum. After years of trying, it became reality along with the team’s new stadium, Great American ballpark.
The museum is drawing some big crowds this year, thanks in part to the memorabilia–and to the Reds’ success on the field.
One longtime fan, Dan Cron, formed a non-profit corporation with the thought of one day creating a museum with memorabilia he began accumulating as a boy in Celina, Ohio, and added to at auctions and with the trove of a retired Reds usher.
An Indiana collector recently loaned two 1919 World Series balls he obtained from pitcher Hod Eller many years ago.
1919 World Series memorabilia on eBay