The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum's 1869 Red Stockings vintage baseball team endeavors to bring this history to life through various events and activities that further its mission, expose that history and vintage baseball to new audiences, and bring attention to the Reds Hall of Fame, while engaging Reds fans everywhere. Our Red Stockings are available for events and appearances, and they play in various exhibition games both in Cincinnati and all around Reds Country. Additionally, they conduct fundraising activities to support the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and other charitable organizations.
'Interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame's 1869 Red Stockings, want to check out a game, or think you can pick up a bat and play vintage baseball? Visit https://www.mlb.com/reds/hall-of-fame/red-stockingscontact or contact Perry Thacker at (513) 255-0323 for more information.
Our team name honors the great MLB pitcher and Goshen son Sam Leever, 1871-1953. A Goshen High School grad, Sam taught school in Goshen for seven years before signing his first professional contract at the advanced age of 25. His former teaching career, thinning hair, and serious disposition earned him the nickname “The Goshen Schoolmaster.” Sam was a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, played in the very first World Series, and went on to have a stellar career in the major leagues. He retired from baseball in 1913, returned to Goshen, managed his 70 acre farm, and indulged in his favorite pastime - trap shooting.
Our team is made up of local talent - fire fighters, police, educators, business people, media, pastors, and many others all playing for a good cause. All gameday proceeds benefit the Goshen Township Historical Society.
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