Seattle president Charles Lockard sent a letter to Reds president Garry Herrmann offering
Lucas to the Reds.
... is one of the sensations of the Pacific Coast League," the letter
said in part. "Not
only is he a good pitcher having won five and
lost one to date, but also (is) an in(fielder)
or outfielder. He is known as the Frank
Merriwell of this league having a batting
average of over 500 percent in games
participated in. Only last week he went to bat
as a pinch hitter on three different occasions
against San Francisco and hit a home run on each
trip, one with the bases loaded and again with
two men on. He is a great hustler and will make
good on any major league club. ... "
The Reds sent a
scout to look at Lucas. When the season was
over, the Reds worked out a deal with the
Lucas played in
Cincinnati, beginning in 1926, for eight years.
In 1933, he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates
for Adam Comorosky. Lucas finished up his major
league career after the 1938 campaign, but not
until he made the Reds regret they had ever
peddled him. He beat Cincinnati 14 straight
times as a member of the Pirates.