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1940 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Championship and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide

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  • This book addresses both the 1940 Cincinnati Reds as a collective group and, to a greater degree, the individual players who comprised that championship squad. The book begins with the story of Willard Hershberger, the 1940 reserve catcher for the Reds and the only player ever to commit suicide during a major league season. Later chapters tell the stories of Bill McKechnie and Warren Giles, the managers who together led the Reds to victory over the Detroit Tigers in 1940, and the stories of the players on the pennant-winning team: Frank McCormick, Lonnie Frey, Billy Myers, Billy Werber, Eddie Joost, Paul Derringer, William "Bucky" Walters, Johnny Vander Meer, Gene Thompson, Jim Turner, Joseph Beggs, Jimmy Ripple, and Ernie Lombardi. The crucial games, important performances, and personal tragedies of the 1940 season, culminating in the drama of a seven-game World Series, are chronicled in this book.

    Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive team schedule for the 1940 Cincinnati Reds with dates for every game played, opponents faced, a final score, and a cumulative record for the 1940 season.

  • A lot of six 1940 Cincinnati Reds Baseball Cards. You get: Harry Gowdy, Joseph Beggs, Edwin Joost, Harry Craft, Lloyd Whitey Moore, and William Myers. These black and white regional team issue is titled :W711-2." Each Card is enclosed in a protective top loader. Please see photos and attend our Preview for further assessment.

    The 1940 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished first in the National League with a record of 100–53, winning the pennant by 12 games over the Brooklyn Dodgers. They went on to face the Detroit Tigers in the 1940 World Series, beating them in seven games.

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    "Black Bats" are highly sought after in excellent to near mint condition. Any grade lower will devalue the price considerably. A 1940 Cincinnati Reds Black Bat is worth about $800.-$1,250.

A lot of six 1940 Cincinnati Reds Baseball Cards

A nice selection of vintage 1938-1940 Cincinnati Reds baseball cards are presented in this lot. Cards include: 1938 Hank Gowdy, orange bordered regional; 1938 Gene Schott, orange bordered regional; 1938 Lee Grissom, orange bordered regional; 1940 Bill McKechnie, Play Ball #153; 1940 Frank Buck McCormick, Play Ball #75 and 1940 Edwin Joost, Play Ball #151. Each card is enclosed in a protective penny sleeve.