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As far as catchers go, Ernie Lombardi might be the most underrated one with a plaque in Cooperstown. Known today for his large nose (he was affectionately known as “The Snooze”) and for being knocked cold during a play at the plate in the 1939 World Series, Ernie Lombardi was one of the most feared batters of the 1930’s. Though he was known as one of the slowest, Lombardi hit the ball so far and so hard, he didn’t need to run fast to get on base. He was the 1938 National League MVP and Batting Champion, and then called the pitches for the 1939 and 1940 Cincinnati Reds that won a pair of pennants and a World Championship.

After his trade to the Giants in 1943, Lombardi again won a batting crown. The 8-time All-Star used this bat from his 1940 World Championship season through the end of his playing days in 1947.Lombardi’s Hillerich & Bradsby M31 model bat is un-cracked and displays excellent use. Many ball marks and scuffs are visible on the barrel along with cleat imprints. A great gamer from one of the most under-appreciated players in the Hall of Fame. The bat comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA (1B13668) for the game use and has been graded a solid GU 8.5.

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,900.00
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
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