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Great American Ball Park
- First Single: Pokey Reese
- First Hit & Double: Ken Griffey, Jr.
- First Triple: Rob Mackowiak (April 3rd, 2003)
- First HR: Sanders (off Haynes)
- First Run: Randall Simon
- First RBI: Sanders
HIGH SEASON ATTENDANCE: 2,355,259 (2003)
LOW SEASON ATTENDANCE: 1,747,919 (2009)
LONGEST HOME RUN: 535 ft. by Adam Dunn in 2004
The ballpark features two large smokestacks in the outfield, meant to recall those on a paddle steamer. The stacks light up when a Reds pitcher strikes out an opponent and shoot fireworks when a Reds batter hits a home run. On May 15, 2015, the chimneys gave out more excitement than expected as one of the stacks caught fire during a game. Luckily, the blaze was extinguished quickly and no one was hurt.
The park features a terrace in front of the main entrance known as the "Crosley Terrace" which includes lifetime statues of former Reds greats created by sculptor Tom Tsuchiya. These are Joe Nuxhall, Ernie Lombardi, Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson and Pete Rose. Rose's statue is particularly spectacular as he is featured in full flight, diving head-first into a base, with only his outstretched hands connecting the bronze statue to the ground.
- Carol Motsinger: "How to make Pete steal a base? Foam, fandom and flight dynamics", "Cincinnati.com", The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 17, 2017.