CINCINNATI - Three-time All-Star Sean Casey, Big Red Machine infielder Dan Driessen and 19th-century first baseman John Reilly will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in ceremonies at Great American Ball Park prior to Saturday's sellout vs the Minnesota Twins. The on-field festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET, preceded by a 2:30 p.m. press conference in the field level interview room.
Casey was selected by the fans through the modern player ballot presented by Cincyfavorites.com. The veterans committee selected Driessen and Reilly.
One of the most popular players to ever wear a Reds uniform, Casey came to be known as "The Mayor" during his 8-year Reds career.
A versatile infielder of the Big Red Machine clubs of the 1970s, Dreissen played 12 seasons for the Reds from 1973 to 1984.
A Cincinnati-native and dominant first baseman in the 1880's, Reilly wore a Reds uniform for his nine-season Major League career and held Reds records for most singles, double, triples, home runs, runs scored, RBI and games played.
Casey was the top vote-getter of the thousands of ballots cast online at RedsMuseum.org, at Great American Ball Park and at participating Skyline Chili and Montgomery Inn locations.
Driessen and Reilly were selected by the Reds Hall of Fame's veterans committee, comprised of members of the media, Hall of Famers, historians and Hall of Fame executives.
The addition of Casey, Driessen and Reilly will bring the Hall's membership ranks to 75 players, 3 managers, and 3 executives.
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