The Cincinnati Reds and the Dayton Daily News will honor longtime beat writer Hal McCoy prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, September 16.
McCoy, 68, is retiring following this season. He has covered the Reds for 37 years.
For that night’s game, fans can purchase tickets for half price in all non-premium seating areas by logging on to reds.com/halmccoy. The half-price tickets are compliments of the Dayton Daily News.
The longest-tenured baseball beat writer in the country, McCoy has worked for the Dayton Daily News for 46 years and is enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
He has won 47 state and national writing awards, including Ohio Sportswriter of the Year 10 times. McCoy also has covered University of Dayton basketball and football, the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500, every major golf tournament and the NBA. McCoy is a graduate of Kent State University.