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TCMA Reprints of 1940 Harry Hartman Cincinnati Reds (W711-2)

 

The 1940 Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in 7 games against the Detroit Tigers. The original 1940 commemorative card set was developed by Harry (Socko) Hartman, an award winning Cincinnati broadcaster. I recently picked up a 1973 TCMA reprint set featured herein.

That Reds team featured 2 future National Baseball Hall of Famers and 12 Cincinnati Reds HoFers. At the time, the Syracuse Chiefs were the Reds AAA team, and several Reds came up through Syracuse. One player is in the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame.

Top L-R: Paul Derringer, Lonnie Frey, Ival Goodman
Middle: Bill McKechnie, Ernie Lombardi, Mike McCormick
Btm: Bill Myers, Bucky Walters, Bill Werber

Bill McKechnie and Ernie Lombardi are in the National Baseball HoF and the Cincinnati Reds HoF. All of the others are in the Cincinnati Reds HoF.

Frank McCormick
Frank McCormick is in the Cincinnati Reds HoF and the Syracuse Baseball WoF.


Johnny Vander Meer

Johnny Vander Meer is best known for pitching no hitters in two consecutive starts. He pitched for the Chiefs in 1937 and managed the Chiefs in 1962 (when they were affiliated with the Mets and Senators). 

Harry Craft (Reds HoF)

Harry Hartman


Willard Hershberger
Thanks for stopping by.

CinciCuse Bill



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