CINCINNATI — A notable guest for a landmark year.
The Cincinnati Reds announced Tuesday that Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal of the 100th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) February 12, 2019
The parade is scheduled for the same day as Reds Opening Day in 2019.
The Reds will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in their first series of the season, hosting games at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2:10 p.m. March 30 and 1:10 p.m. March 31.
Last year the parade and Opening Day were separated by two full days. The Reds played at Great American Ball Park Friday, but the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade didn’t happen until Monday in 2018.
It was previously announced that Manfred would be in Cincinnati for the March 28 Opening Day festivities.
As Findlay Market celebrates 100 years of pregame parades, the Cincinnati Reds are also celebrating the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings team.
All Major League Baseball teams will wear uniform patches marking 150 years throughout this season. The Reds, meanwhile, will have their own commemorative patches, with different versions for home and away uniforms.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.