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Ernie Lombardi

Catcher 1932-41

 

—Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —

 
Ernie Lombardi Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Ernie Lombardi Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Erected 2003 by the Cincinnati Reds.
 
Location. 39° 5.874′ N, 84° 30.501′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Click for map. Marker and statue are on Crosley Terrace, the entrance plaza of Great American Ballpark, about 150 feet from the intersection of Fort Washington Way (US Route 50) and Main Street (Ohio Route 100). Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Robinson (here, next to this marker); Ted Kluszewski (a few steps from this marker); Joe Nuxhall
Ernie Lombardi Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Ernie Lombardi Statue
(a few steps from this marker); Cincinnati Reds (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon Portland Chase (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); World’s Largest Chime Foot Piano (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Burnet House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
Also see . . .
1. There Was Slow, and There was Ernie Lombardi. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ernie Lombardi's Statistics. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable PersonsSports
 
Lombardi, Robinson, and Nuxhall Statues image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Lombardi, Robinson, and Nuxhall Statues
Crosley Terrace at Great American Ballpark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. Crosley Terrace at Great American Ballpark
The Spirit of Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
5. The Spirit of Baseball Marker
On wall of Great American Ballpark. A set of sculptures of former Cincinnati Reds greats are on the entrance plaza; Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, Joe Nuxhall, and Ernie Lombardi.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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