OOS Sculpture

Great American Ball Park

2004-2014 / Creator Unknown / Cincinnati

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Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Tom Tsuchiya, 2004-2013, Bronze

Tom Tsuchiya’s “Great American Ballpark” captures the hearts of Reds fans. The series of sculptures features life size bronze monuments of Joe Nuxhall, Ernie Lombardi, Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, Johnny Bench, and Joe Morgan engaged in a friendly game of baseball. As Rick Walls, the executive director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, said, “It can be an inspiration to people who come to the ballpark.” The artwork tells the story of the team and honors historic players. Tsuchiya even made the decision to exclude a baseball from the sculptures so that visitors could imagine the ball flying between the players.

Artist Tom Tsuchiya is a Cincinnati star. He is a University of Cincinnati alumnus where he pursued a degree in Classical Civilization. His interest in classical sculpture led him to take an apprenticeship with the master sculptor, Richard J. Miller, where he learned all about the process of sculpting. Tsuchiya has also more recently been commissioned by the Women’s Club of Greater Cincinnati to create a monument to local civil rights activist, Marian Spencer.

Location: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: “Great American Ball Park,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 25, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1681.

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Great American Ball Park

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Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Tom Tsuchiya, 2004-2013, Bronze

Tom Tsuchiya’s “Great American Ballpark” captures the hearts of Reds fans. The series of sculptures features life size bronze monuments of Joe Nuxhall, Ernie Lombardi, Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, Johnny Bench, and Joe Morgan engaged in a friendly game of baseball. As Rick Walls, the executive director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, said, “It can be an inspiration to people who come to the ballpark.” The artwork tells the story of the team and honors historic players. Tsuchiya even made the decision to exclude a baseball from the sculptures so that visitors could imagine the ball flying between the players.

Artist Tom Tsuchiya is a Cincinnati star. He is a University of Cincinnati alumnus where he pursued a degree in Classical Civilization. His interest in classical sculpture led him to take an apprenticeship with the master sculptor, Richard J. Miller, where he learned all about the process of sculpting. Tsuchiya has also more recently been commissioned by the Women’s Club of Greater Cincinnati to create a monument to local civil rights activist, Marian Spencer.

Date

2004-2014

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100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202