Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi (HMZOV)

Location: Cincinnati, OH 45202 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 5.874', W 84° 30.501'

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Catcher 1932-41

— Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —

Even more legendary than Ernie Lombardi's pronounced profile were his blistering line drives. Using an interlocking 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 an 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 1958 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Cincinnati Reds
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 715472 N 4330596
Decimal Degrees39.09790000, -84.50835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.874', W 84° 30.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 52.44" N, 84° 30' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Main St, Cincinnati OH 45202, US
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