March 14th, 2013

Spring Trade

March 14, 1932 – The Reds acquired catcher Ernie Lombardi, infielder Wally Gilbert and outfielder Babe Herman from the Brooklyn Dodgers​ in exchange for catcher Clyde Sukeforth and infielders Tony Cuccinello and Joe Stripp. Lombardi will later win the batting title and MVP award in 1938. As a Dodger scout in 1945, Sukeforth assisted Branch Rickey with the scouting of Jackie Robinson with the Kansas City Monarchs. Cuccinello was the Dodgers’ first All-Star Game representative when the Mid-Summer Classic began in 1933.