Salute to Big Klu
1:32 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Around Cincinnati Baseball Special

The newest “Around Cincinnati Baseball Special”

The World Series is near, so Lee Hay has assembled a 2-hour baseball extravaganza saluting one of the greatest Reds ever, 1B Ted Kluszewski. He was a bigger than life athlete and during this program, listeners will hear from his wife, Eleanor; clubhouse legend Bernie Stowe and his wife, Priscilla; Reds Hall of Famer Ken Griffey; Steve Wolter from Sports Investments; and more. Also learn about this year’s Reds Fest, and the Baseball on the West Side exhibition at the Price Hill Historical Society.

There are also two web exclusives on www.wvxu.org: audio of Pete Rose’s answer to the question if he was Ted Kluszewski, what advice would he have on hitting; and video from a 1956 episode of “What’s My Line” featuring the Reds with Big Klu as spokesman.

SEGMENTS ABOUT TED KLUSZEWSKI:

Bernie & Priscilla Stowe – clubhouse legend and his wife

Jeff Wehmeier, son of former Red and Klu’s teammate Herm Wehmeier

Steve Wolter from Sports Investments

Eleanor Kluszewski – Ted’s widow

Barbara McCulley – longtime Reds fan

Chris Eckes – Reds Hall of Fame

Howard Wilkinson – WVXU political reporter and longtime Reds fan

Ken Griffey – Reds Hall of Famer

OTHER REDS SEGMENTS

Chris Eckes – Reds Hall of Fame about Big Red Machine exhibit

Noah Hunt – local singer, touring with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – his recording of “Under the Lights” from Cincinnati Clutch Hits CD

Richard Jones – Price Hill historian on the “Baseball on the West Side” exhibit at the Price Hill Historical Society

Zach Bronkowski – 2012 Redsfest

For links related to this special, and to hear and see the website exclusives, visit: http://www.wvxu.org/post/saluting-big-klu

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