more on the opening day parade….
“Throughout the Crosley Field era, until 1970, the “parade” was a small affair, usually limited to the shop owners and their friends and family. They marched down Findlay Street through the West End to the ballpark, usually to small crowds. Once inside the park, the spotlight shone on the group. The climax was a loop around the field in full view of the pre-game crowd, and the presentation of the flags and gifts to the Reds owner and manager.”