ON THIS DAY..... January 19, 1931 - The Robins, under the terms of a new agreement with Pacific Coast League, purchase the contract of Ernie Lombardi from the Oakland Oaks for $50,000... The 23 year-old 'Schnozz,' inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986, plays well for Brooklyn, but will be traded to the Reds after his rookie season because the team has a plethora of catchers.

On January 19 1931 — Acting under a new draft agreement with the Pacific Coast League, the Brooklyn Robins purchase the contract of catcher Ernie Lombardi from the Oakland Oaks for $50,000.

The 23 year-old ‘Schnozz,’ inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986, plays well for Brooklyn, but will be traded to the Reds after his rookie season because the team has a plethora of catchers.

 


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