Card 9/10 Frank McCormick and Bill Werber

I am a lifelong Reds fans, and the 1941 set included several players from a Cincy team that had won back-to-back pennants, including a World Championship in 1940.  First sacker Frank McCormick was a big reason, earning the MVP in 1940. He, Ginger Beaumont and Rogers Hornsby are the only three players to lead the NL in hits for three consecutive seasons.

Before becoming a fairly successful major league third baseman, Bill Werber was the first basketball player from Duke University to receive All-American honors. He was also the first player ever to bat in a televised game. The 1940 World Championship over the Tigers would be the only Series win the Reds would have between 1919 and 1975.

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