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Parade Photo was created to provide information about one of the grandest parades in baseball and the activities that surround it. Everything begins with the announcement of the Grand Marshal of the Parade, which occurs usually in early March. The last five Grand Marshals include: Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and Frank Robinson.

This year's 96th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will be Monday, April 6, with a start time of 12 noon. Parade begins at Findlay Market on Race. 2015 Findlay Market Parade Grand Marshals are The Nasty Boys: Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers. The Opening Day game will feature the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates with Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison.

Ticket Contest

Enter 2015 photo contest

Findlay Market Parade is giving away two pairs of tickets for the 2015 Cincinnati Reds Opening day game.

Photo contest, one Findlay Market Parade photo, one Reds super-fan (not necessarily a parade photo). As of 2/19, about 25 super-fan photos, mostly fans at the ballpark and a few pets dressed-up. Got our first parade photo today, don't let the one go unchallenged.

2014 Contest Winners

Parade Lineup 2015

Position   Business / Organization Name
0   Rozzi's Famous Fireworks/Rozzi Inc
1   Police Motorcycle Brigade
2   Cincinnati Fire Dept
2   Cincinnati Fire Fighters Union Local 48 (Cinti Fire Dept)
3   Cincinnati Police Department - Honor Guard
4   338th Army Band
5   Pendleton County High School NJROTC
6   University of Cincinnati AFROTC Det 665 Honor Guard
7   US Coast Guard Auxiliary
8   Holthaus Lackner Signs
9   Grand Marshall / Honorary Grand Marshall
10   Vice Mayor David Mann
11   Hamilton Couty Sheriff's Office / Color Guard
12   Cincinnati Reds

2015 Parade Grand Marshal / Dignitaries / Event Times

The Findlay Market Association is the proud sponsor of the 96st Opening Day Parade, and with the cooperation of the Cincinnati Reds, is proud to announce the Grand Marshals and Dignitaries of this years parade.

2015 Findlay Market Parade Grand Marshals - The Nasty Boys
For Reds fans, 1990 is a year synonymous with success for Cincinnati baseball. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of that World Series championship season which featured one of the most dominant back-end bullpen groups of all time. This faction was none other than "The Nasty Boys," featuring Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers. The three hurlers combined for 44 saves during the regular season that year and racked up 351 total strikeouts, almost all of which came in relief appearances. They were crucial components of the 1990 team that went wire-to-wire with 91 wins and swept the heavily favored Oakland Athletics in the Fall Classic. After Dibble and Myers shared the National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award in defeating the Pirates, the trio combined to pitch 8 2/3 innings in the World Series, allowing no runs and just six hits. The championship performance ensured the Nasty Boys would forever hold a special place in Reds lore.

2014 Parade Photos

100 PHOTOS! 5 Galleries of 20 pictures each. Hope you enjoyed The Findlay Market Parade as much as we did. Come visit the market Tuesday through Sunday.

Gallery I

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Line up at The Market
Color Guard
Grand Marshal: Dave Concepcion
2014 Dignitary - Teddy Kremer
Mat Latos & Aroldis Chapman

2014 Gallery I Pictures

Gallery II

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Washington Park
Mr. Reds and Mr. Redlegs
Old Time Hot Rods
George Foster
High school bands

2014 Gallery II Pictures

2013 Parade Photos

100 PHOTOS! 5 Galleries of 20 pictures each. Hope you enjoyed The Findlay Market Parade as much as we did. Come visit the market Tuesday through Sunday.

Gallery I

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Grand Marshal: George Foster
Mat Latos & Bronson Arroyo
2013 Dignitary - CW3 S. Allen Hartley
2013 Dignitary - Father of LCpl Taylor B. Prazynski
Mr. Opening Day

2013 Gallery I Pictures

Gallery II

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Rosie Red
Mr. Redlegs
Old Time Hot Rods
World Trade Center Artifact
King Records

2013 Gallery II Pictures

History of Opening Day

Opening Day:

How One Game Became Cincinnati’s Baseball Holiday

By Greg Rhodes

Cincinnati Reds Team Historian

“It’s a holiday—a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!”
— Sparky Anderson

Opening Day 1971 in CincinnatiOpening Day, 1971, the Big Red Machine opened the season at Riverfront as the National League's defending champs before 51,000 shivering fans in 45 degree weather. The Reds lost to the Braves, 7-4.

When Sparky Anderson arrived on the scene with the Reds in 1970, Opening Day was an established holiday in Cincinnati. You can’t find it on the calendar, but make no mistake: Opening Day is baseball’s annual festival and nowhere is it celebrated like it is in the Queen City.

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