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Portrait of Ernie Lombardi

Ernie Lombardi CReds

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 6349 .306 .358 .460 123 43.3
Birth Date4-6-1908
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age111 years, 10 months, 10 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1931 BRO 23 73 196 54 7 1 4 12 12 0 1 .297 .340 .412 111 3.9 0.4 0.0 1.3
1932 CIN 24 118 458 125 22 9 11 41 19 4 0 .303 .371 .479 150 26.3 -4.2 0.0 4.0
1933 CIN 25 107 373 99 21 1 4 16 17 4 2 .283 .322 .383 108 3.8 -3.2 0.0 1.8
1934 CIN 26 132 436 127 19 4 9 16 22 3 0 .305 .335 .434 110 6.9 -4.6 0.0 2.2
1935 CIN 27 120 351 114 23 3 12 16 6 3 0 .343 .379 .539 137 18.1 -2.0 0.0 3.1
1936 CIN 28 121 413 129 23 2 12 19 16 7 1 .333 .375 .496 132 21.2 0.2 0.0 3.9
1937 CIN 29 120 384 123 22 1 9 14 17 2 1 .334 .362 .473 130 16.9 -2.2 0.0 3.2
1938 CIN 30 129 529 167 30 1 19 40 14 0 0 .342 .391 .524 142 31.3 -5.5 0.0 5.0
1939 CIN 31 130 494 129 26 2 20 35 19 3 0 .287 .342 .487 110 7.9 -4.5 0.0 2.6
1940 CIN 32 109 414 120 22 0 14 31 14 7 0 .319 .382 .489 128 18.0 -2.7 0.0 3.4
1941 CIN 33 117 434 105 12 1 10 36 14 0 1 .264 .325 .374 107 5.7 -1.9 0.0 2.4
1942 BSN 34 105 347 102 14 0 11 37 12 1 1 .330 .403 .482 148 17.3 -1.8 0.0 3.0
1943 NY1 35 104 315 90 7 0 10 16 11 3 1 .305 .347 .431 100 1.7 -3.7 0.0 1.0
1944 NY1 36 117 408 95 13 0 10 33 25 1 0 .255 .317 .370 97 0.5 -2.8 0.0 1.4
1945 NY1 37 115 417 113 7 1 19 43 11 5 0 .307 .387 .486 145 21.8 -6.3 0.0 3.5
1946 NY1 38 88 262 69 4 1 12 18 24 3 0 .290 .347 .466 116 4.9 -2.4 0.0 1.3
1947 NY1 39 48 118 31 5 0 4 7 9 0 0 .282 .325 .436 84 -1.5 -0.4 0.0 0.2
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1931 BRO MLB NL 73 196 .279 .333 .389 .000 88 6.9 5.6 3 111 15 0.0 0.4 3.9 1.3
1932 CIN MLB NL 118 458 .274 .323 .396 .000 88 31.9 12.3 7.3 150 17 0.0 -4.2 26.3 4.0
1933 CIN MLB NL 107 373 .260 .307 .353 .000 85 6.1 10.5 6.1 108 16 0.0 -3.2 3.8 1.8
1934 CIN MLB NL 132 436 .269 .318 .381 .000 99 4.4 13.0 7.3 110 10 0.0 -4.6 6.9 2.2
1935 CIN MLB NL 120 351 .274 .322 .385 .000 103 21.3 10.5 5.6 137 18 0.0 -2.0 18.1 3.1
1936 CIN MLB NL 121 413 .272 .326 .380 .000 87 25.1 12.9 7.3 132 17 0.0 0.2 21.2 3.9
1937 CIN MLB NL 120 384 .270 .322 .381 .000 91 22 11.5 6.4 130 14 0.0 -2.2 16.9 3.2
1938 CIN MLB NL 129 529 .000 .000 .000 .000 97 33.7 15.8 9.4 142 12 0.0 -5.5 31.3 5.0
1939 CIN MLB NL 130 494 .274 .326 .389 .000 107 -0.9 14.6 8.6 110 13 0.0 -4.5 7.9 2.6
1940 CIN MLB NL 109 414 .265 .323 .383 .000 99 19.5 11.9 7.1 128 9 0.0 -2.7 18.0 3.4
1941 CIN MLB NL 117 434 .258 .319 .366 .000 93 0 12.0 7.2 107 11 0.0 -1.9 5.7 2.4
1942 BSN MLB NL 105 347 .247 .310 .339 .000 95 20.9 7.5 4.3 148 16 0.0 -1.8 17.3 3.0
1943 NY1 MLB NL 104 315 .257 .315 .346 .000 108 1.5 6.8 3.7 100 17 0.0 -3.7 1.7 1.0
1944 NY1 MLB NL 117 408 .257 .312 .353 .000 104 -1.9 9.9 5.7 97 14 0.0 -2.8 0.5 1.4
1945 NY1 MLB NL 115 417 .270 .331 .375 .000 113 17 10.4 6 145 10 0.0 -6.3 21.8 3.5
1946 NY1 MLB NL 88 262 .255 .322 .351 .000 100 10.5 5.8 3.2 116 15 0.0 -2.4 4.9 1.3
1947 NY1 MLB NL 48 118 .272 .347 .409 .000 121 -4.5 2.8 1.3 84 21 0.0 -0.4 -1.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1931 BRO MLB NL 196 182 20 54 7 1 4 75 23 12 12 1 .297 .340 .412 .115 2
1932 CIN MLB NL 458 413 43 125 22 9 11 198 68 41 19 0 .303 .371 .479 .177 0
1933 CIN MLB NL 373 350 30 99 21 1 4 134 47 16 17 2 .283 .322 .383 .100 3
1934 CIN MLB NL 436 417 42 127 19 4 9 181 62 16 22 0 .305 .335 .434 .129 0
1935 CIN MLB NL 351 332 36 114 23 3 12 179 64 16 6 0 .343 .379 .539 .196 0
1936 CIN MLB NL 413 387 42 129 23 2 12 192 68 19 16 1 .333 .375 .496 .163 0
1937 CIN MLB NL 384 368 41 123 22 1 9 174 59 14 17 1 .334 .362 .473 .139 0
1938 CIN MLB NL 529 489 60 167 30 1 19 256 95 40 14 0 .342 .391 .524 .182 0
1939 CIN MLB NL 494 450 43 129 26 2 20 219 85 35 19 0 .287 .342 .487 .200 6
1940 CIN MLB NL 414 376 50 120 22 0 14 184 74 31 14 0 .319 .382 .489 .170 0
1941 CIN MLB NL 434 398 33 105 12 1 10 149 60 36 14 1 .264 .325 .374 .111 0
1942 BSN MLB NL 347 309 32 102 14 0 11 149 46 37 12 1 .330 .403 .482 .152 0
1943 NY1 MLB NL 315 295 19 90 7 0 10 127 51 16 11 1 .305 .347 .431 .125 1
1944 NY1 MLB NL 408 373 37 95 13 0 10 138 58 33 25 0 .255 .317 .370 .115 1
1945 NY1 MLB NL 417 368 46 113 7 1 19 179 70 43 11 0 .307 .387 .486 .179 1
1946 NY1 MLB NL 262 238 19 69 4 1 12 111 39 18 24 0 .290 .347 .466 .176 3
1947 NY1 MLB NL 118 110 8 31 5 0 4 48 21 7 9 0 .282 .325 .436 .155 1

Plate Discipline

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Hal Chase were to play today would he be as celebrated for his defense at first base? Has the first base position changed a lot from the times of Hal Chase? It feels strange to read so much praise for a first baseman's defensive play. I'm probaly just bitter I couldn't find a publisher for my poem about Derrek Lee. Also, have you read the article about Ernie Lombardi in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract? One of the best articles I have ever read.
(Bonds Fan from Bay Area)
And with that mention of Hal Chase... Yes, the position has changed very dramatically in that the bunt is something that you have to worry about only rarely (in the AL) or a few times a game (in the NL). In Chase's day, the bunt was a possibility on every play, so the mobility of the first baseman was much more important. Keith Hernandez was deservedly celebrated for his defense in his day, as was Don Mattingly, and Doug Mientkiewicz has squeezed a few extra years out of his career out of being a gloveman, and I suppose Tony Muser could always get another job, so there's probably still room for a defensive star at the position... I have read the Lombardi essay, which was carried over from the original version of the book. I would love to know what Lom's line drive rates were. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ah, but the better question is, is it in the Yankees best interest to play Pudge as often as possible between now and the end of the year? According to Eddie B. over at Tiger Thoughts (who reverse engineered the Elias Rankings) Pudge is the top Type B catcher free agent and just a hair behind Ramon Hernandez for the last Type A spot. Since the Elias Rankings are based primarily on playing time and counting stats, it certainly gives the Yankees an incentive to try and sneak Pudge into that upgrade by giving him as much playing time as possible.
(that they die like sheeple from teh Doomokratic Republik)
Interesting point. I'm willing to bet the Yankees aren't thinking that far ahead, or they have and concluded that Pudge is so far gone it's just not likely to happen. Again, let's see if things change after this series, if the Yankees acknowledge that their playoff chances are so remote as to not be worth chasing... Nice work by Robinson Cano robbing David Ortiz on the shift. I bet that's exactly how it looked when an infielder made a play on Ernie Lombardi back in the 30s. (Steven Goldman)


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