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  Ernie Lombardi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ernesto Natali (Ernie) Lombardi (April 6, 1908 - September 26, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player and catcher during the 1930s and 1940s.
Lombardi entered the major leagues in 1931 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and established himself the following year, in 1932, as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, batting.303 with 11 home runs and 68 RBI.
Lombardi was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1986) and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (1958).
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 Ernie Lombardi Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Ernie Lombardi was born on Monday, April 6, 1908, in Oakland, California.
Lombardi was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1931, with the Brooklyn Robins, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Ernie Lombardi's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Ernie Lombardi baseball statistics page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=lombaer01   (302 words)

 Ernie Lombardi -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ernesto Natali Lombardi (April 6, 1908 - September 26, 1977) was a (Click link for more info and facts about Major League Baseball) Major League Baseball player and ((baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher) catcher during the (The decade from 1930 to 1939) 1930s and (The decade from 1940 to 1949) 1940s.
Lombardi caught both of Johnny Vander Meer's consecutive (A game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team no hits) no-hitters (June 11 and June 15, 1938).
Lombardi was inducted into the (Click link for more info and facts about Baseball Hall of Fame) Baseball Hall of Fame in (Click link for more info and facts about 1986) 1986.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/er/ernie_lombardi.htm   (295 words)

 Ernie Lombardi
Born and raised in Oakland, one of the most popular players baseball has known, Ernie won the 1938 batting title with a.342 average and most valuable player honors while with Cincinnati.
In 17 National League seasons, Ernie compiled a lifetime batting average of.306.
Ernie is also remembered for being behind the plate when Johnny Vander Meer tossed his two successive no-hitters.
www.bashof.org /inducteebios/elombardi.htm   (109 words)

Cincinnati's catcher, Ernie Lombardi, won the batting title and the MVP award.
Lombardi was reportedly the slowest moving ballplayer - maybe the slowest moving human - ever.
I think the top four MVP candidates were Ott, Vaughn, Hack, and Lombardi, and each represented one of the top four teams in the league.
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 Ernie Lombardi | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A cartoon-lie figure, Lombardi was considered the slowest player in the game, had a notoriously large nose, and hands so large he could hold five baseballs in one palm.
Like Enos Slaughter, Lombardi was an outspoken critic of the Hall of Fame, as the years passed and he was not elected.
Lombardi was named National League Most Valuable Player, as he hit.342 with 19 homers and 95 RBI in 129 games.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/lombardiernie   (471 words)

 Ernie Lombardi | BaseballLibrary.com
Famed for his long hits, lead feet, and large nose, Lombardi was one of baseball's top catchers during the 1930s and 1940s.
Lombardi broke into baseball with Oakland of the Pacific Coast League at age eighteen.
Lombardi was stunned and another Yankee run scored while he lay on the ground.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/L/Lombardi_Ernie.stm   (1280 words)

 Ernie Lombardi | National Baseball Hall of Fame
Ernie Lombardi was slow afoot, but he didn't let his lack of speed deter him.
Lombardi hit.300 or better 10 times, earned the National League MVP Award in 1938 and won batting titles in 1938 and '42.
A fine handler of pitchers, Lombardi had an outstanding throwing arm from a crouch position, rifling the ball with a sidearm release.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/Lombardi_Ernie.htm   (282 words)

 1939 to 1949   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ernie Lombardi finished second in the National League in batting average (.319).
The returners were Ernie Lombardi behind the plate, Frank McCormick at first base, Lonny Frey at second base and Billy Werber at third base.
Lombardi went on to have six more great years and won his second batting title in 1942 with the Braves.
www.cincysports.net /1939to1949.htm   (5767 words)

 Lombardi, Ernie --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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It debuted on Oct. 18, 1921, on WJZ in Newark, N.J. Hare and Jones became the Happiness Boys in 1926 when they were signed to appear on the Happiness Candy Show on NBC, the first national radio network.
The first baseball player to have his number (14) retired by the Chicago Cubs was Ernie Banks, who received the honor following his retirement as a player in 1971 after 19 seasons with the National League team.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9315387?tocId=9315387   (845 words)

 1930 to 1938   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New comers to the starting line up were Ernie Lombardi behind the plate, George Grantham at second, Wally Gilbert at third and Wally Roettger Babe Herman in the outfield.
Lombardi batted.334 with an on base percentage of.362 and a slugging percentage of.473.
Ernie Lombardi was voted the first REDS MVP for the National League and also won the batting title.
www.cincysports.net /1930to1938.htm   (4617 words)

 Nashville City Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lawrence Baldassaro’s chapter on catcher Ernie Lombardi, a perennial all-star for the Cincinnati Reds, includes charges that Lombardi suffered at the hands of a press corps obsessed with his lack of speed and physical grace.
Lombardi played during the ‘30s, an era when nicknaming people on the basis of looks was a common practice.
Lombardi was finally voted in by the Veterans Committee in 1986, nine years after his death.
www.nashvillecitypaper.com /index.cfm?section_id=7&screen=news&news_id=27089   (527 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ernie Lombardi
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ernie Lombardi
Lombardi, Ernie (1908-1977), American baseball player, one of the best-hitting catchers of all time.
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 The Cincinnati Enquirer - Photo Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ernest McElderry pats the head of a bronze statue of his uncle Ernie Lombardi.
The Lombardi statue was unveiled prior to the game at the Great American Ball Park.
Lombardi's statue completes the latter day Reds statuary on the Crosley Terrace.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2004/06/28/reds0627/photo1.html   (41 words)

 Sports: Vander Meer pitches second no-hitter in row
McKechnie, catcher Ernie Lombardi and the Cincinnati infield gathered at the mound.
The next batter, Ernie Koy, hit the ball to Lew Riggs at third base, who threw home for the forceout.
Ernie (Lombardi) came out and told me to throw a curve.
www.sptimes.com /News/110299/Sports/Vander_Meer_pitches_s.shtml   (569 words)

Lombardi hit.300 or better 10 times, earned the National League MVP Award in 1938 and won batting titles in 1938 and 1942.
Lombardi also caught Johnny Vander Meer's two consecutive no-hitters in 1938.
that Ernie Lombardi was the catcher in both of Johnny Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters, June 11 and June 15, 1938?
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 Our Commitment to Pastoral Mentoring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tommy Heller was a left hander and I had not had much experience with left handers and before I could make a move back to first, I was ingloriously "picked off." Mr.
Lombardi took the opportunity to do some coaching on how to read a pitchers pick off move and believe me, I was more than ready to listen.
Lombardi had told me, I might have been spared the embarrassment of being picked off in front of my peers.
www.ifca.org /voice/99Sep-Oct/mentoring.htm   (1423 words)

 Accused plotters invited to finale | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Slow-footed Reds catcher Ernie Lombardi had a couple of career days in early May in Philadelphia.
Lombardi doubled off four different pitchers from the sixth through ninth innings.
Two years later, on today's date, Lombardi went 6-for-6 in a 21-10 romp over the Phillies, again at Baker Bowl.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040509/news_lz1s9gallry.html   (393 words)

 I won't go - Baseball Fever
Ernie Lombardi was the slowest baserunner in history.
No, seriously, Lombardi was a HoF catcher who played mostly (10 years) for the Cincinnati Reds.
He was not a great runner, but posted a.306 career BA, and caught more than 100 games per season ten times.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=23197   (309 words)

 The Old Pacific Coast League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Oakland native Ernie Lombardi would play six seasons in the PCL, 5 of which were played before he went up to the Major Leagues.From 1928 -1930 he batted.370 and logged 484 hits while with the Oakland Oaks.
Not known for his speed, Lombardi managed to steal 6 bases in his PCL career as well.
This webpage created and maintained by William B. Shubb.
www.cybcity.com /solons/hof/lombardi.html   (87 words)

This was the team that included pitchers Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters, who won 52 games between them, Johnny Vander Meer of double no-hit fame, legendary catcher Ernie Lombardi, first baseman Frank McCormick, who drove in 128 runs that year, and other great players.
Bucky Walters, Paul Derringer, Ernie Lombardi and shortstop Bill Myers put an act together, but some observers were afraid they were all straight men with no comedians.
But Lombardi is a serious man, not a comic.'' Bucky Walters had an answer.
www.cincypost.com /living/1998/cloon013098.html   (744 words)

 From Babe to Reggie, Some Yankee Series Memories
Catcher Ernie Lombardi of the Reds earned notoriety if not immortality when he was stunned during a collision at home plate in the 10th inning of Game 4 and "fell asleep'' as the ball lay untouched and Joe DiMaggio circled the bases to cap the Yankees' Series-winning rally.
The player who banged into Lombardi was Charlie Keller, a Yankee rookie who banged the ball pretty well in the four games, too.
The toasts of St. Louis were pitchers Johnny Beazley and Ernie White, who accounted for three complete-game victories in quieting the powerful Yankee bats.
www.nytimes.com /specials/baseball/1018-series-history.html   (2403 words)

 THE VOICE-TRIBUNE/More Earl Cox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Cincinnati Reds are the oldest professional team in any sport in America and the first major league team to play a night game.
Hulking, slow-footed catcher Ernie Lombardi, a 6-foot-3, 230-pounder, was such an excellent hitter that he led National League batters with a.342 average in 1938.
Lombardi caught two great pitchers, Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters, who were instrumental in the Reds winning consecutive league championships in 1939 and 1940.
www.louisville.com /voice/earl603.shtml   (804 words)

 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame August 3 in History
Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame August 3 in History
Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
www.brainyhistory.com /events/1986/august_3_1986_159294.html   (54 words)

 Ernie Lombardi - Reviews on RateItAll
Ernie Schnozz Lombardi was one of the purest hitters ever to don the tools of ignorance.
He was a solid defensive backstop, but suffered the stigma of the infamous play in the 1939 World Series where King Kong Keller collided into him and Lombardi (who was basically out on his feet) laid motionless as two more Yankees scored and clinched the World Series.
The incident was called The Schnooz's Snooze and may have denied him entry into the Hall of Fame until after his death.
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 THE VOICE-TRIBUNE/Earl Cox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I was just glad to see Lombardi was on the list.
He was the last catcher to win a league batting title.
Playing for the Reds in 1938, Lombardi hit.342 with 19 homes runs and 95 runs batted in.
www.louisville.com /voice/cox.shtml   (1115 words)

 Printer Friendly Version - DiMaggio slides and the Yankees sweep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Right fielder Irval Goodman misplayed the hit, fired a bullet to Ernie Lombardi at home plate that caught the catcher right in his cup.
As Lombardi saw stars, two runs scored with DiMaggio rounding the bases hard.
The Clipper made a snapshot slide past a still-sprawling Lombardi and sent the Yankees to their second straight Series title and eighth overall.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/v-pfriendly/story/75716p-69929c.html   (156 words)

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