Monday, September 19, 2016
1935 Diamond Stars #36 Ernie Lombardi
As for Mr. Lombardi, if you don't know him, he caught in the majors for 17 seasons, 10 with the Reds, 5 with the Giants, and 1 each for the Robins and the Braves, from 1931-1947. He was an eight-time All Star, hit over .300 ten times, was the MVP of the 1938 season with the Reds, was a member of the Reds' 1939 and 1940 World Series teams (winning in 1940), was an inaugural inductee into the Reds Hall of Fame, is the namesake of the Reds team MVP award, and was posthumously elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. Decent.