March 14, 1932—Acquired C Ernie Lombardi, OF Babe Herman, and 3b Wally Gilbert from Brooklyn for 2b Tony Cuccinello, 3b Joe Stripp, and C Clyde Sukeforth.

The Reds found catcher Lombardi available from Brooklyn for the Dodgers were committed to another young catcher, Al Lopez. Lombardi went on to become one of the greatest hitting catchers of all time, winning the MVP award in 1938 and anchoring the Reds during their National League championship years of 1939 and 1940.

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