2024 Grand Marshal

The Findlay Market Association is the proud sponsor of the 105th Opening Day Parade, and with the cooperation of the Cincinnati Reds, is proud to announce the Grand Marshals for this year's parade (start time of noon, from the market).

2024 Findlay Market Parade Grand Marshals

Pokey Reese (Infielder, 1997-2001; 2x Golden Glove: 1999 & 2000)

Pokey Reese was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds as the 20th pick in the 1st round of the 1991 MLB Amateur Draft from Lower Richland HS (Hopkins, SC).  He was brought up from Triple A Indianapolis, making his major league debut on Opening Day with the Reds, April 1, 1997 at Cinergy Field.  He would be with the Reds playing primarily second base and shortstop, from 1997-2001.  While with the Reds he would earn 2 Golden Glove: 1999 & 2000.  Prior to the 2002 season he was traded with Dennys Reyes to the Colorado Rockies for Luke Hudson and Gabe White.  In 2004 he joined the Boston Red Sox where he would get a ring as a World Series Champion.

Dmitri Young (Outfielder, 1998–2001; 2023 Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame)

Dmitri Young was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals as the 4th pick in the 1st round of the 1991 MLB Amateur Draft coming from Rio Mesa HS (Oxnard, CA).  He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, for Pitcher, Jeff Brantley.  Eight days later, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the expansion draft, then traded back to the Reds for Mike Kelly.  He would be with the Reds playing primarily outfield, from 1998-2001. Prior to the 2002 season, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers for Juan Encarnacion and Luis Pineda.  In 2003, while with the Tigers he would make his first All-Star appearance.  In 2007, he would join the Nationals and make another All-Star appearance.

The two current Cincinnati Reds players will be pitchers: Andrew Abbott and Nick Martinez.

Jim ScottJim Scott - Honorary Grand Marshal (Position #17)- Radio personality Good Ol' Jim Scott retired as the WLW-AM morning host in 2015 after 46 years on the radio.  He first started in radio in 1968 as morning show host for the pop radio station 1360 WSAI-AM. He later joined 700 WLW during the morning time slot from 5 am to 9 am in 1984.  In 2002, he was named the winner of the prestigious Marconi Award for Radio Personality of the Year, and later in 2013, The Cincinnati Enquirer named Jim the No. 1 radio personality of the past 40 years. 

Jim has been a true asset to the parade for 56 years.  Walking many times the full route of the parade, he always smiled and waved to everyone (Jim is seen during the parade with his wife, Donna, in the photo to the left).  In the Spring of 2022, Jim was diagnosed with ALS, also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease".    Recently, at the 2023 Redsfest, Donna was presented a jersey made for Jim to wear during the parade with the #24, representing 2024 as the year to be our Honory Grand Marshal. During the presentation, a recording of Jim was played on the large screen of the main stage and everyone sang Happy Birthday to Jim for his 81st Birthday. See here: Jim Scott announcement as Honorary Grand Marshal at Redsfest 2023


Jeff Ruby at table.jpgJeff Ruby will appear with The Jeff Ruby Foundation entry (Position #22). Growing up fatherless on the New Jersey shore, Jeff Ruby took control of his destiny at the age of 15 when he ran away from home and lived on the sand under a boardwalk in Asbury Park.  With an indomitable spirit and a passion for innovation, excellence, and people, Jeff Ruby set out in 1981 to open what is now Cincinnati's longest-running, fine dining restaurant, The Precinct. Four decades later, Jeff Ruby is one of the most recognizable and iconic restaurateurs in the industry. His legendary steakhouses stretching across three states are can't-miss destinations for visiting luminaries and hometown fans alike.

Today, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment employs 900 people across seven steakhouses and an event venue, The Lempicka by Jeff Ruby. JRCE is led by an executive team and Jeff’s three children, Britney Ruby Miller, Brandon, and Dillon Ruby.

The restaurants have earned national acclaim including OpenTable’s highly competitive Top 100 Restaurants in America list, naming Carlo & Johnny and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse among Ohio’s top six foodie destinations. And, while his business successes are what drove his public notoriety, it is perhaps his private philanthropic activity on which his legacy will be built. Most notably, for his entire adult life, he has become a surrogate father to countless teenage, fatherless boys needing guidance and a principled influencer in their lives.  In 2018, the Ruby family formalized these efforts with the launch of The Jeff Ruby Foundation with the mission to find solutions to providing stable and loving homes for vulnerable youth. Learn more about The Jeff Ruby Foundation.

Marty BrennamanMarty Brennaman - Marty Brennaman Cincinnati Reds radio announcer will appear with Kid Glove Program entry (Position #25) - Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award on July 23, 2000, in ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The award is presented each year by the Hall of Fame to a broadcaster “for major contributions to the game of baseball.” Brennaman, Red Barber (WSAI, 1934-1938), Al Helfer (WSAI, 1935-36) and Russ Hodges (WFBE, 1932) are the only Reds announcers eve9r to receive the Hall of Fame’s prestigious broadcasting award. The 2019 season was Brennaman’s 55th and final as a broadcaster, his 46th in Cincinnati, as he retired following the season. Brennaman joined the Reds radio team in 1974 and for 31 seasons (1974-2004) shared the 700 WLW Radio booth with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall. In 2019, Brennaman will become only the eighth Major League Baseball broadcaster to work for the same team for at least 46 seasons, joining Vin Scully of the Dodgers (67 seasons, 1950-2016), Ralph Kiner of the Mets (52 seasons, 1962-2013), KC’s Denny Matthews (2019 will be his 51st, 1969), Mil’s Bob Uecker (2019 will be his 49th, 1971), Jack Buck (48 seasons, 1954-2001) & Mike Shannon (2019 will be his 48th, 1972) of the Cardinals and LA’s Jaime Jarrín (2019 will be his 47th, 1973). At 31 years together, Marty & Joe tied LA’s Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett for the longest running broadcast duo in baseball history. Brennaman has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year 17 times, most recently in 2018. He won the Virginia Sportscaster of the Year Award 4 times while broadcasting basketball games for the American Basketball Association’s Virginia Squires, baseball games for the New York Mets’ Class AAA affiliate in Norfolk and football games for both Virginia Tech and William & Mary. He also has broadcast games during the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament, including 15 regional tournaments and 11 Final Fours. On May 2, 2005 he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in Salisbury, NC. On November 5, 2005 he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. In 1999 he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. In October 2013 he was inducted into the Hampton Roads (VA) Sports Hall of Fame. In 2009 he was selected by the American Sportscasters Association as one of the Top 50 broadcasters of all time. In January 2013 he received the Tom Hammond Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports Broadcasting, presented by the Bluegrass Sports Commission in Lexington, Ky.

Anthony MunozAnthony Munoz will appear with the Anthony Munoz Foundation entry (Position #26). First-round draft pick by Cincinnati Bengals and third overall pick in 1980, Anthony played 13 seasons with the Bengals (1980-1992) 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 $13 million for youth programs. In 2017, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Anthony was recognized by the Cincinnati Bengals as the No. 1 Bengal as voted on by fans and media.

Anthony and his wife Dede have two children, Michael (wife, Emily) and Michelle (husband, Luke Trenz), and 11 grandchildren.  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 Munoz Foundation's website: www.munozfoundation.org.


Honoring the Cincinnati Bengals Legends and the Joe Kelly's: Kelly Youth Services

Cincinnati Bengals Legends

Cincinnati Bengals Legends will appear with Smoothie King (#27) - Cincinnati Bengals Legends along with Smoothie King would like to bring attention to the Kelly Youth Services. Kelly Youth Services was founded in 1998 to educate, stimulate and motivate youth into becoming self sufficient, responsible and employable citizens in the community. Our organization is designed to assist in the rehabilitation of its residents by providing a structured disciplined environment based upon basic behavioral principals, educational standards, counseling, treatment care and role modeling. This approach will increase each resident’s likelihood of becoming successful independent productive adults.

Ken Anderson: Super Bowl XVI, 1981 MVP, 4x Pro Bowl, All Pro

David Fulcher: Super Bowl XXIII 3x Pro Bowl, 3x All Pro

Louis Breeden: Super Bowl XVI, All Pro

Jim Breech - Super Bowls XVI, XXIII, All-Time Top scorer for The Bengals

Doug Pelfrey - Kicker (1993 - 99)

Joe Kelly: Super Bowl XXIII

Tom Dinkel: Super Bowl XVI

For more information on the Kelly Youth Services visit the website: Kelly Youth Services.


Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000 will appear with Jake Sweeney position (#29).
Heather French Henry

Heather French Henry is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's DAAP where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Fashion and a Masters in Design (MDes.). Today, she serves as the VP of Media Training for the Brielle Cotterman Media Group, Outreach Strategist for Global Game Changers and is Creative Director of Heather French Henry, LLC. As Miss America 2000, she used that platform to share her unique story to advocate for military veterans and their families. Her love of the military came from her admiration for her father, Ronnie French, a disabled Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and her Uncle Jerry who overcame homelessness to go on to serve as a homeless veteran counselor. She has served as both deputy commissioner and commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs for two Governors in the Commonwealth of Kentucky which oversees nursing home facilities, cemeteries and programs for over 300,000 veterans. Both she and her husband operate the Rosemary Clooney House Museum which owns the famous White Christmas Movie Collection. She is the volunteer Director of the Heather French Foundation for Veterans which focuses on developing military educational displays to honor our heroes and educate the public about their sacrifice and service. Heather is from Maysville and Augusta, KY and is married to Dr. Stephen L. Henry, former Lt Governor of Kentucky & acclaimed trauma orthopedic surgeon. They have two daughters Harper Renee' and Taylor Augusta


Current Miss OH, Miss Teen OH, IN & KY will appear with Jake Sweeney position (#29).
Miss Ohios standing side-by-sideMadison Miller, Miss Ohio 2023, after having won the title this past June in Mansfield, Ohio - advancing her into a statewide tour and also on to Miss America. Earning nearly $20,000 through the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program to date, Miller is an alumna of Ohio Wesleyan University where she studied Psychology and Marketing. Madison Miller established her own nonprofit organization in 2019 called The Veteran Narrative through which she advocates for military veterans and fosters connections with the community. With 5 months remaining in her year, she continues to impact the state of Ohio by providing opportunities to give back to veterans, inspire students to achieve their goals, and bring piano joy to others.

Paisley French, Miss Teen Ohio 2023, was crowned last June in Mansfield, Ohio. She just recently competed in the Miss America's Teen pageant where she placed 1st Runner-Up to Miss America's Teen. Paisley made history by being the first ever Miss Ohio's Teen to place in the top ten at Miss America. Paisley is a current freshman at The Ohio State University where she is studying Dance and Communications and is also a member of the Club Dance Team. Paisley is originally from Wheelersburg, Ohio, where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Wheelersburg High School. Through her Miss Ohio’s Teen journey, Paisley has worked to be an advocate for her community service initiative of Dancing For Hope, by bringing awareness to and financially supporting dancers and their families who have been affected by cancer.

Cydney Bridges, Miss Indiana 2023, is a Fort Wayne native who graduated from Huntington University last April. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree and is now a Registered Nurse at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN. Cydney has been involved in the Miss America Opportunity for five years. In January, she placed 2nd runner-up in Miss America 2024 competition. Cydney's community service initiative is "The Power of Mentoring" where she travels her state uplifting young people as she empowers them to dream beyond the obstacles in their lives. Cydney has loved serving in her role as Miss Indiana and she very excited to be here with her fellow sister queens today!

Mallory Hudson, Miss Kentucky 2023, is a Bowling Green, KY native and University of Kentucky student. Mallory is studying Communications and Political Science, and she plans to attend law school post graduation. In January of 2024, Mallory was named 3rd Runner Up to Miss America 2024. Mallory's Community Service Initiative is Inclusive Stages, which is designed to provide theatrical and artistic opportunities for individuals with special needs. Through her CSI, Mallory has had the honor of implementing a number of initiatives to further inclusivity efforts in the state. As part of her job as Miss Kentucky, she is the official spokesperson for Kentucky Proud through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, where she travels the state encouraging Kentuckians of all ages to support their fellow Kentuckians by purchasing agricultural products and services made, grown, and produced locally.

Chloe DearwesterChloe Dearwester - 4x Ohio State Champion with appear with Signarama position (#40). - Harrison senior Chloe Dearwester is an authentic record-setting, trailblazing athlete in women's sports, her particular sport being women's wrestling. She is the first girls' wrestling state champion in Greater Cincinnati history and has an incredible 155-1 career record. She will continue her wrestling collegiately at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. The Walsh's Women of Ironman tournament as Chloe won the 105-pound eight class and earned the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler Award after beating the nation's No. 2-ranked wrestler in the final. During the summer, Chloe placed third in her weight class at the USA Wrestling's National Championships in Fargo ND. Her numerous awards include three times being named Cincinnati Female Wrestler of the Year and Harrison Girls' Wrestling MVP. She has also earned a Southwest Ohio Conference championship in the Boys' Division in the 2021-2022 school year and has been Ohio Girls' Wrestler of the Year.

She is a three-time USA Wrestling All-American, taking after her father, Rob, who was Harrison's first wrestling All-American. Chloe has a weighted 3.63 GPA and is an academic high-honors student who has notched hundreds of community service hours by being a youth coach at Athena with her father and her sister Rylee. This gives her an opportunity to help grow the women's wrestling community by providing her knowledge and love for the sport to our youth wrestlers. Chloe has also been a voice in the state of Ohio as she has traveled to multiple districts to speak in front of Athletic Directors about the importance of the girls having their own team.

 Bearcats Basketball Players will appear with Cincinnati Beverage Company entry (Position #48).

Bearcats Basketball Players

Former University of Cincinnati Bearcat Basketball Star Players.

Damon Flint: UC 1994-97; 2x Elite Eight; OHSBCA Mr. Basketball; Cincinnati Stuff (IBL); Kentucky Pro Cats

Corie Blount: UC 1992-93, 1992 Final 4; 11 Seasons in the NBA, primarily with Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers & Phoenix Suns

Melvin Levett: UC 1996-99; UC single-game record for three-pointers (10) vs E. KY; Cincinnati Stuff (IBL); Harlem Globetrotters; Kentucky Pro Cats

Cincinnati Beverage Company produces well know Cincinnati beer brands, such as Little Kings, Hudepohl, Christian Moerlein and Burger


Michael Millay & Kenny Walker will appear with FC Cincinnati entry (Position #60)
FC Cincinnati members Michael Millay (Defender), originally from Orlando, Fla., played NCAA D1 soccer for The Cincinnati Bearcats from 2010 to 2013, where he was named captain for 2012 year. Millay played with FC Cincinnati in 2016. The highlight of Millay's season was an appearance in Cincinnati's friendly match against the English Premier League's Crystal Palace FC. After his playing career concluded, he coached at the Kings Hammer Soccer Club. Local soccer fans also might have seen Millay on the field again in 2019 when he had short run of appearances with the Cincinnati Dutch Lions of the USL PDL.

Kenny Walker (Midfielder), originally from Wickliffe, Ohio, spent his college days with the Louisville Cardinals (2007-2011).  In 2011, Walker was named to the All-Big East Conference Second Team. Walker was selected by the LA Galaxy in the second round (No. 38 overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Walker was one of the first eleven signings for FC Cincinnati of The United Soccer League on December 7, 2015. Walker became one of the team's primary midfielders, starting in 27 of his 28 appearances during FC Cincinnati's inaugural season. In 2017, FC Cincinnati announced Walker as their Most Valuable Player.


George FosterGeorge Foster will appear with Cumulus Radio - WARM 98 entry (Position #63). George Foster was one of the Big Red Machine's biggest offensive threats. Foster lead the league in RBI for 3 straight years (1976-'78), in home runs for 2 years (1977-'78) and won the National League MVP in 1977 (.320, club-record 52 homers and 149 RBI). Foster spent 11 of his 18 major league seasons with the Reds, from 1971 through 1981. He finished his career as a five-time All Star and was the 1976 MLB All Star Game MVP. He played a total of 18 seasons and retired in 1986 after a short stint with the Chicago White Sox. Foster was inducted in the Reds Hall of Fame in 2003 and remains active in the Greater Cincinnati community and with the Reds organization.





Mary Danner WinebergMary Danner Wineberg - Gold 2008 Beijing - Athletics with appear with the Flying Pig Marathon position (#76). - Mary was born in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended Walnut Hills High School. It is here she gained an interest in track, earned a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati and found passion in running. She slowly developed her talent in the 400 meters and ran a best of 53.30. She represented Team USA in 2003, 2006, 2007, and in 2008 on various teams. Her P.B. in the 400 is 50.24. Her professional track career included running for Nike, Brooks and ending with the NYAC (New York Athletic Club). Mary has 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal, but her highlight comes from attaining Olympic Gold in 2008 in which she ran first leg in the 4x400 meter relay.

Mary is now a passionate motivational speaker, educator author, and enthusiast of healthy living who challenges everyone to disband limiting beliefs and blaze a trail of personal triumph in pursuit of securing one's own "Gold". Mary has won a multitude of awards through the years due to her service, leadership and impact in the community. Mary still resides in Cincinnati, with her husband and two daughters. She believes that we all have greatness within us; and that it is all about how we unlock that greatness. Reserve a book by visiting www.marywineberg.com and have Mary sign it for you prior to the beginning of the parade.


David PayneDavid Payne - Silver 2008 Beijing - 110m hurdles with appear with the Flying Pig Marathon position (#76). - David Payne was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Wyoming High School. After graduation he attended University of Cincinnati where Payne won individual titles in Conference USA and was named Conference USA Outdoor Athlete of the Year. Payne set school records for the 110 and 400 meter hurdles and was a two time NCAA All-American in the 110m hurdles. Payne, during the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, took the Silver medal and also in 2007, he picked up a Bronze medal. Both medals were in the 110m hurdles. He joined the Olympic squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where he won Silver again in the 110m hurdles. Then in 2009, Payne won the USATF national title and picked up another bronze at the World Championships in Berlin. 





Cincinnati Beard BaronsTaxi Phil, David Neiheisel and The Jones Brothers will appear with Cincinnati Beard Barons entry (Position #106).  All 3 are veterans of different branches. Taxi Phil (Air Force), Jim Jones (Marines), David Neiheisel (Army). Jim Jones has secured 1st place finishes in 8 different beard and moustache categories across the United States. Taxi Phil is the most famous EMCEE being asked to facilitate competitions across the nation. Taxi Phil Jones has been a huge part of the bearding community for over 15 years. He is one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Beard Barons and has been President for 10 years. He was recently elected as a Vice President of The North American Charitable Beard and Mustache Alliance. Taxi Phil Jones is known for his iconic handlebar mustache . He is recognized in the bearding community throughout the country as a world class competitor, top rated judge and a first-class Emcee. Traveling all over the country bearding with his wife Sandy, he has attended over 100 competitions. He has competed at local, regional, national and world levels. Phil has placed numerous times in First place in the U.S. comps and was honored to place Third in Worlds. Over the past 15 years he has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities throughout the USA. Philanthropy is the driving force behind the competitive bearding community throughout this country. He has proud and honored to part of this community.

The Cincinnati Beard Barons will host the Big Whisker Revival at Southgate House on Oct 7th to raise money for the Barracks Project, which helps honorably discharged veterans reintegrate back into the civilian community. Cincinnati Beard Barons has raised over $45,000.00 the past 5 years.

Cincinnati MMA Fighters will appear with ColdIron Event Rentals entry (Position #126).

Kerry SchallDuke Ragan - Silver 2020 Tokyo - Boxing - is a Cincinnati native Featherweight Boxer, with a fighting record of: 9-0 as a professional boxer.  As a amateur boxer he has won several national and international championships: 2020 Olympic boxing silver medalist, 2019 - Pam American Games Silver medalist & 2017 - Aiba World Boxing Championships Silver Medalist.

Khetag "The Lion" Pliev - originally from Russia, moved to the Cincinnati area as a child and later graduated from Lakota East High School. As a wrestler at Lakota East, Khetag won back-to-back State Championships in 2001 & 2002 and was named Ohio's Div 1 Most Outstanding Wrestler. He went back to Russia to visit his grandmother, but ended up stuck there. In 2005, he moved to Canada where he became a citizen. From 2008 to 2011, Khetag won four consecutive Canadian National Championships. In the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, he won Bronze. In 2012, he went to the Olympics in London, but did not medal. He later returned to the US and in 2015, Khetag made his professional fighting debut, with a victory over Cristiano Silva. As of the end of 2022, he is 5-2-0. In 2021, Khetag went viral when during a fight verses Devin Goodale, his finger became detached (See article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/mma/14529093/olympian-khetag-pliev-finger...). It was reattached and he has since returned to fighting. Khetag also runs "Pliev International Wrestling Academy" at Lasalle High School on M & F 6:00 to 7:30.

Matt "The Hammer" Hamill - Matthew Hamill was born and raised in Loveland, OH. He is an American mixed martial artist and wrestler who has competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. He is an alum of Purdue University who transferred the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. While attending RIT, he became a three-time NCAA Division National Champion in wrestling. Matt Hamill will always be remembered as the only fighter to have officially defeated Jon Jones. However, what's even more intriguing is the fact that Hamill was born deaf, the only UFC fighter to have stepped inside the octagon with that disability. He is a 3x Gold & a Silver medalist in the Deaflympics and was the subject of the movie: The Hammer https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1094666/

Kerry “Meat Truck” Schall, a pioneer in the Greater Cincinnati Mixed Martial Arts scene, known for his size and power, began fighting professionally in 1998 and competed against some of the world's greatest MMA Fighters throughout his career. He appeared in the second season of The Ultimate Fighter after being chosen as one of the top unsigned competitors in the country. Kerry also promoted over 75 local MMA events, over the course of his career, in the Cincinnati area giving hundreds of our local athletes an opportunity to compete in front of friends and family.

He is now the Director of Marketing for Glier’s Goetta and Coldiron Event Rentals and is active in promoting and coordinating many of our local festivals including Glier’s Goettafest, Great Inland Seafood Festival, and Bacon Bourbon and Brew as well as many others. Kerry is the proud husband of Mandy, father to Andrew, Lauren, Jordan, Madison, and Koa, and has 7 grandchildren.

Scott WilliamsonScott Williamson will appear with Therapeutic Recreation for the Disabled (#134). In 1997,Oklahoma State’s pitcher Scott Williamson was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 9th round. Scott soared through the Reds Organization, going from Rookie Ball in 1997, to starting the next year in AA and finally ending up in AAA the same year. The following year, on April 5, 1999, Scott made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds. He was voted to the 1999 All Star Team, named 1999 Rookie of the Year, and finished the season with 12 wins, 19 saves, and era 2.41 as a relief pitcher. In 2003, Scott was traded to the Boston Red Sox and ended up setting Red Sox record for 3 saves in the ALCS. In 2004, Scott and the Red Sox went on to break the infamous 86 year curse of the Bambino, and to become 2004 World Series Champions. Scott went on to play for the Cubs, Padres, and Orioles. Scott’s passion for the game continues as he spends his time working with kids in the Greater Cincinnati area helping them develop there baseball and life skills. When presented with the opportunity to be involved in a Foundation that is named for man who meant so much to him as a player and a person, Joe Nuxhall Miracle League, Scott didn’t hesitate to jump aboard and portrayed the same excitement as if he was winning the World Series again. With all of his accomplishments and rewards that he earned in his career, none of them would even equal, the one of him being an instrumental part of one of the Miracle Leaguer lives. Scott continues to live in Cincinnati along with his wife Lisa, and children Reece and Cambrie.


Reds Rally PackWatch for The Scott's Reds Rally Pack and The Reds Mascots: Gapper, Rosie Red, Mr. Red and Mr. Redlegs! Rosie Red will be in position #63. The Rally pack with the Mascots will be in position #11.   The Scott's Reds Rally Pack has participated in the Opening Day Parade for the last 16 years.  At Great American Ball Park they are responsible for spreading joy, and free tee shirts, to fans throughout the season.