Reds commemorate the 4th annual Lou Gehrig Day

June 7th, 2024

The Cincinnati Reds are honoring the fourth annual Lou Gehrig Day on Sunday, June 9 vs. the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park (1:40 p.m. start time)

The coordinated efforts by the Reds and local groups will raise awareness and funds for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Major League Baseball’s official Lou Gehrig Day is celebrated each year on June 2, which took place this season when the Reds were on the road.

Many of the June 9 pregame and in-game ceremonies will recognize groups and individuals leading the search for a cure and commemorate the legacy of Lou Gehrig and all those who have lost their lives to the disease.

Fans in attendance will receive a Hunter Greene baseball card, while supplies last. The card is in honor of Greene’s Lou Gehrig Award nomination..

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Scholarship - As a finalist for the award, Reds pitcher Hunter Greene created a scholarship for a member of a local family affected by ALS. This year’s recipient is Chloe Telgkamp from Mariemont. Chloe’s high school lacrosse coach passed away from ALS and her sister was recently diagnosed with ALS.

ALS Triple Play Initiative - During the pregame ceremonies, the Reds will honor three local ALS charities: Chair Force 1 Foundation, Always Lifting Spirits, and Operation Ramp It Up. These organizations are partners with the Reds on the “ALS Triple Play Initiative.” Fans can purchase discounted tickets for Sunday’s Reds vs. Cubs game at, and a portion of each ticket sale will support these charities. The funds raised will help provide services and equipment not covered by insurance for the ALS community in Greater Cincinnati.

Moment of Remembrance - A moment of remembrance will be held in honor of Adam Wilson, a Cincinnati native and longtime Reds fan, who passed away in January after his long battle with ALS. Adam was instrumental in helping Major League Baseball establish the league-wide Lou Gehrig Day.

First Pitch - John Barlow from West Chester will offer up a ceremonial pitch on behalf of Strike Out ALS, ALS United Ohio and people with ALS.

Kroger First Responder - Jim Robb, a retired Cincinnati police officer who is battling ALS, will be honored as the Kroger First Responder of the game.

News of the Game - The News of the Game scoreboard feature will highlight the inaugural Q4A Cure barbeque picnic that took place on June 1 at Smoke Justis in Covington. The event raised over $40,000 for the ALS Association.

Since 2021, Major League Baseball has recognized Lou Gehrig Day across the league. June 2 was chosen specifically as the date for MLB’s Lou Gehrig Day as it marks when Gehrig became the Yankees’ starting first baseman, thus cementing the start of his incredible streak of consecutive games played. The date also signifies the day he passed from complications of ALS. The focus of Lou Gehrig Day is to remember the legacy of Gehrig and all those lost to the disease that bears his name; raise awareness and funds for research of ALS; and celebrate the groups and individuals who have led the pursuit for cures. For more information, visit