In celebration of Cincinnati's baseball heritage and as a legacy project to commemorate the city's hosting the 86th MLB All-Star Game, a public art piece by the University of Cincinnati's DAAP students and professors has been created and installed at Great American Ball Park.
Numbers drive the creation of the art piece made of 3,884 baseballs. 1,869 for the founding of the first professional team (Cincinnati Redstockings in 1869) + 2,015 for this year as we played host to the Mid-Summer Classic for a record fifth time.
Every fan and friend of baseball can own a part of this public art form.
$25 secures your spot in history with the purchase of a numbered ball to fill the sculpture. As the "owner" of a commemorative ball, you will be identified and your ball location displayed on Facebook www.facebook.com/batterupcincinnati
and receive a personalized "Certificate of Ownership." The steel structure of the sculpture is located near the "Rose Garden" at GABP. DAAP designers will install the "art part" prior to Opening Day 2016. Be a part this exciting public art form and help support the Reds Community Fund and DAAP's Summer Design Camps with your purchase.
Honor Cincinnati as the 2015 Host City. Leave a legacy of this exciting event in our city's history.
These "special" baseballs make perfect holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Delivery guaranteed if purchased by December 21. Multiple orders can be filled so don't be shy about ordering one or more!