Lefty Gomez (1941 – Topps #72)

Vernon Louis “Lefty” Gomez was a colorful, left-handed ace for the New York Yankees (1930 – ’42) and played one game for the Washington Senators in 1943. During his time with the Yankees, Lefty was the winner of the pitching Triple Crown (most Wins, Strikeouts and lowest E.R.A.) in 1934 and again in 1937 and was voted to the All-Star Team for 7 years, consecutively (1933 – ’39). He also was a member of 5 World Series Championships, 4 straight between 1936 and 1939. Lefty Gomez had 198 wins during his career with a 3.34 E.R.A., and was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1972 by the Veterans Committee. He has been honored with a plaque in the Yankee Stadium’s Moument Park, and in his post-Yankee years, was a sought after speaker at banquets, as was his contemporary, Dizzy Dean.

Lefty Gomez 1941 Topps #72

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2 responses to “Lefty Gomez (1941 – Topps #72)

  1. Now I’m looking for a Dizzy Dean card… I don’t think we have one.

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  2. Gomez was before my time. He pitched til ’42 and I was born in 1940. Sorry. Cannot help.

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