March 14th, 2013
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.