Re: Tell us something about the Reds we may not know
It took all the way until 1938 for the Reds to have a 30 HR Hitter when Ival Goodman hit 30. That year Goodman was also the first Red to hit 20, a figure he'd achieved at the All Star break. The story is that Goodman hurt his shoulder running into the OF wall at some point in that season and never hit 20 HR again.
Ernie Lombardi, with 20 HR in 1939, was the next Red to hit 20 HR. It took until 1948, when Hank Sauer hit 35, for another player to hit 30+ and break Goodman's team record.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 10-06-2012 at 03:39 AM.