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Crosley Field Brought Back To Life On City Gospel Site

, a provider of food, shelter and recovery programs, is honoring Cincinnati's baseball past by bringing Crosley Field back to life.

A full house at Crosley Field for the 1953 All-Star Game
Credit The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
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A full house at Crosley Field for the 1953 All-Star Game

Even before it moved to the Crosley Field site in 2015 the agency was working with the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum to remember the Reds' home from 1912-1970.

Beginning Wednesday the public can relive the past. Visitors to 1805 Dalton Ave., Cincinnati can:

  • Take a self-guided tour (brochures in the lobby of City Gospel Mission)
  • See historical photos on site from the Reds Hall of Fame
  • Get a look at base markers
  • See replicas of foul poles, a light tower and seats


According to City Gospel Mission president Roger Howell, "The purpose of the project is to acknowledge and preserve the history of the field that means so much to the Reds, fans, and city, offering a chance for visitors to experience that history in a significant way."

1938 All-Star Game at Crosley Field.
Credit The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
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1938 All-Star Game at Crosley Field.

Howell says the jewel of the site is a 17 x 50' mural depicting Crosley Field circa mid-1950s created by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. 

"We are pleased to play a role in preserving this important place in the city's long and stories baseball legacy, said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

In addition, Walls says there is an opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks.

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This 17 x 50' mural depicting Crosley Field in the 1950s was painted by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
Ann Thompson / WVXU
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This 17 x 50' mural depicting Crosley Field in the 1950s was painted by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.
A replica light tower is outside one of the City Gospel Mission buildings.
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A replica light tower is outside one of the City Gospel Mission buildings.
This is the site of first base at Crosley Field. It's inside a City Gospel Mission building.
Ann Thompson / WVXU
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This is the site of first base at Crosley Field. It's inside a City Gospel Mission building.