The Findlay Market Association is the proud sponsor of the 95st Opening Day Parade, and with the cooperation of the Cincinnati Reds, is proud to announce:
2014 Findlay Market Parade Grand Marshal - Dave Concepcion: Concepcion made his debut appearance on Opening Day April 6, 1970 (the final Opening Day at Crosley Field). Considered one of the best shortstops in history, the Venezuelan-born Concepcion was a two time Silver Slugger winner, nine-time All-Star (All-Star MVP in 1982) and winner of five Gold Gloves during his 19 seasons with Cincinnati. He was named team captain in 1973. He played his final game September 15, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium in a game that the Reds won over the Astros 7 to 5. Concepcion was inducted in the Reds Hall of Fame in 2000 and his jersey number 13 was retired by the Reds in 2007.
Teddy Kremer - Batboy For the Cincinnati Reds. See his story
Also Reds pitchers: Aroldis Chapman and Mat Latos
Anthony Muñoz: First-round draft pick by Cincinnati Bengals and third overall pick in 1980, Anthony played 11 years in the NFL and was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1998. He was named NFL’s Man of the Year in 1991, and his career as an All-Pro lineman earned him membership on the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1994. In 2010, he was ranked No. 12 on the NFL Network's Top 100 players list and was the highest-ranked offensive lineman. In 2002, Anthony created the non-profit Anthony Muñoz Foundation, which works with Greater Cincinnati youth impacting them mentally, physically and spiritually. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $10 million for youth programs.
Anthony and his wife Dede have two children, Michael (wife, Emily) and Michelle (husband, Luke Trenz), and 6 grandchildren, all living in the Cincinnati area. He is a true family man, who also stays active in the community, sharing his persistent message to overcome adversity and give back. The former Cincinnati Bengals star has logged two decades of high-profile charitable work and youth advocacy since retiring from the game in 1992. A true hometown hero, Anthony continues to give his time and dedication to serving the youth of Greater Cincinnati. For more information, visit the Anthony Muñoz Foundation's website: www.munozfoundation.org.
Watch for The Scott's Reds Rally Pack and The Reds Mascots: Gapper, Rosie Red, Mr. Red and Mr. Redlegs!The Scott's Reds Rally Pack has participated in the Opening Day Parade for the last 12 years. At Great American Ball Park they are responsible for spreading joy, and free tee shirts, to fans throughout the season.