Ernie Lombardi

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October 31, 2012 by Elizabeth Metz

Catcher, 1933-1942.  Inducted 1958 (inaugural class).

Won the National League MVP (the Reds’ first!) in 1938 and the NL batting title in 1942.  Played for the 1940 World Champion team.  Nicknamed “Schnozz.”  Fan favorite.  Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.

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3 thoughts on “Ernie Lombardi

  1. [...] the National League MVP in 1940, marking the third year in a row a Red had won (following wins by Ernie Lombardi and Bucky Walters). Played for the 1940 World Champion team.  One of only three players in MLB [...]

  2. [...] over as general manager, the Reds were a 98-loss team, despite the promise of a strong young core (Lombardi, Derringer, Vander Meer).  He worked to remake team, and quickly. A winning record in 1938 was [...]

  3. [...] above, clockwise from top left: Paul Derringer, Ernie Lombardi, Pete Donohue, Ewell Blackwell, Bubbles [...]

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