— 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.
|Placed By||The Cincinnati Reds|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 715472 N 4330596|
|Decimal Degrees||39.09790000, -84.50835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 5.874', W 84° 30.501'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 5' 52.44" N, 84° 30' 30.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100 Main St, Cincinnati OH 45202, US|
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