Ival Richard Goodman (July 23, 1908 - November 25, 1984) originally signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, playing five seasons in their minor league system, but thrived once the Cincinnati Reds purchased his contract following the 1934 season. Ival’s move to Cincinnati proved good for both him and the club as he led the National League in triple in 1935 with 18 and then again in 1936 with 14 three-baggers. In 1938, Goodman finished second in home runs (30) – a since-broken Cincinnati record – behind the New York Giants Mel Ott’s 36 dingers. That year, as Cincinnati’s everyday right fielder, he earned his first to two consecutive trips to the All-Star Game and had his best year statistically in 1938, accumulating career-highs with 103 hits, 30 home runs and 92 RBI while batting .292. In 1939, Ival helped lead the Reds to the World Series, but they lost to the New York Yankees in a four-game sweep. In 1940, the Reds returned to the Fall Classic and won the franchise’s first World Series title since 1919. Ival batted .295 with 13 hits and six RBI in 11 World Series games. Goodman played eight seasons with the Reds (1935-1942) and finished his career with the Chicago Cubs (1943-1944). In a little more than 1,100 games, Ival Goodman collected 1,104 hits including 85 triples, 609 runs scored and 525 RBI while batting .281 for his career. In right, Ival also posted a .975 fielding percentage with 78 outfield assists.