By Manny Randhawa/MLB.com
CINCINNATI — Saturday was an emotional and celebratory day at Great American Ball Park, as Reds legends gathered to honor the four players that will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on Sunday.Cincinnati’s Induction Class of 2014 was lauded in a pregame ceremony on the field, with longtime Reds radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman serving as the master of ceremonies. Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker and Ron Oester reflected on what it meant to play for the city they each grew up in, as well as how it felt to join an already star-studded group of 75 Reds Hall of Fame members.
“I had a chance to wear the same uniform that my dad wore,” an emotional Griffey Jr. said at the podium situated next to a plaque for each new inductee, including 19th-century first baseman Jake Beckley. “And I think that’s the most important thing.”