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Catcher 1932-41. Even more legendary than Ernie Lombardi's pronounced profile were his blistering line drives. Using an interlocked grip and one of the league's heaviest bats, the Crosley-era catcher hit better than .300 seven times for the Reds and remains the only catcher in major-league history with two batting titles. On the eve of Cincinnati's back-to-back pennants in 1939-40, Lombardi became the first Red to win a MVP award, hitting a league-best .342 with 19 home runs and 95 RBIs in 1938. The eight-time All-Star was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 19 Subject(s): Joe Nuxhall
Sculptor: Tom Tsuchiya
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
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