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Vic Lombardi
Birth: Sep. 20, 1922
Reedley
Fresno County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1997
Fresno
Fresno County
California, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The diminutive left-hander pitched six years in the big leagues with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1945-47) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1948-50). With many big-league stars in the military, his 5-foot-7, 158-pound frame was overlooked. The Dodgers liked his competitiveness. He was 10-11 in 1945 with a 3.31 earned run average and 203 innings pitched. He improved to 13-10 the following season with a 2.89 ERA in 193 innings. In 1947, he was 12-11 with a 2.99 ERA and made two starts in the World Series against New York. The Yankees, who eventually won the Series in seven games, cuffed him for nine hits and five runs in four innings in a 10-3 victory in Game 2. Then he permitted five hits and four runs in 2 2/3 innings in Game 6, but he got no decision as the Dodgers won 8-6. He was traded with 37-year-old outfielder Dixie Walker and pitcher Hal Gregg on Dec. 8, 1947 to Pittsburgh for pitcher Preacher Roe, third baseman Billy Cox and infielder Gene Mauch. He was 10-9 with a 3.70 ERA for the Pirates in 1950. His six-year career totals were 50-51, a 3.68 ERA and 42 complete games in 100 starts. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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Tulare Cemetery
Tulare
Tulare County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13694230
Vic Lombardi
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Vic Lombardi
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Vic Lombardi
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- Jim Henwood
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Dec. 17, 2013
42 complete games in 100 starts? If those stats are correct, Vic Lombardi was a true workhorse and awesome physical specimen, no matter what the circumstances... RIP, tough guy.
- Lalo Palacios
 Added: Sep. 25, 2011
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