NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: William Julius "Judy" Johnson
Johnson led by example to become the field general of most of his teams. He mentored Josh Gibson and was an astute evaluator of talent, recommending that the Philadelphia A's sign Hank Aaron, Minnie Miñoso and Larry Doby. If his advice had been heeded, this trio may have turned the perennial doormat into a contender. Professional baseball was dependent upon a city's population density to concentrate paying customers into a tight urban area. Structural steel formulated to build steel skeletons in the 1870s allowed for buildings to soar to new heights providing space for office workers and apartment dwellers in the city's core. Philadelphia's Baker Bowl (1895) was the first ball park to use structural steel.
About Charity: Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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All net proceeds will be donated to charity. Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere. As of January 1, 2011 please note that all bid amounts for charity auctions are inclusive of applicable sales tax. All International customers are responsible to pay for all applicable duty and customs charges. Your local government determines duty and customs charges depending on where the merchandise is made and what it is made out of. When placing an order on MLB.com, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Charges for duties, taxes and the carrier's collection fee are in addition to your shipping charge and must be incurred by you. You should contact your local customs office for further information.
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