Lefty Gomez

  • Lefty Gomez
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  • Lefty Gomez
  • Lefty Gomez
  • Lefty Gomez

Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez (November 26, 1908 – February 17, 1989) was an American professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, Gomez played in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1930 and 1943 for the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators. Gomez was a five-time World Series champion with the Yankees. He was also known for his colorful personality and humor throughout his career and life.

Lefty Gomez
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1979
Himself - AL Honorary Captain

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Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Lefty Gomez.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1930 NYY 2-5 5.55 15 6 2 0 1 60 66 41 37 28 22
1931 NYY 21-9 2.67 40 26 17 1 3 243 206 88 72 85 150
1932 NYY 24-7 4.21 37 31 21 1 1 265 266 140 124 105 176
1933 NYY 16-10 3.18 35 30 14 4 2 234 218 108 83 106 163
1934 NYY 26-5 2.33 38 33 25 6 1 281 223 86 73 96 158
1935 NYY 12-15 3.18 34 30 15 2 1 246 223 104 87 86 138
1936 NYY 13-7 4.39 31 30 10 0 0 188 184 104 92 122 105
1937 NYY 21-11 2.33 34 34 25 6 0 278 233 88 72 93 194
1938 NYY 18-12 3.35 32 32 20 4 0 239 239 110 89 99 129
1939 NYY 12-8 3.41 26 26 14 2 0 198 173 80 75 84 102
1940 NYY 3-3 6.59 9 5 0 0 0 27 37 20 20 18 14
1941 NYY 15-5 3.74 23 23 8 2 0 156 151 76 65 103 76
1942 NYY 6-4 4.28 13 13 2 0 0 80 67 42 38 65 41
1943 WSH 0-1 5.79 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 4 3 5 0
Career 189-102 - 368 320 173 28 9 - 2290 1091 930 1095 1468

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Major League fielding statistics for Lefty Gomez.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1930 NYY 15 - 1 18 0 0 1.000
1931 NYY 40 - 6 43 1 1 0.980
1932 NYY 37 - 2 36 2 3 0.950
1933 NYY 35 - 4 30 4 0 0.895
1934 NYY 38 - 7 42 1 2 0.980
1935 NYY 34 - 6 49 2 2 0.965
1936 NYY 31 - 4 29 1 3 0.971
1937 NYY 34 - 3 36 3 1 0.929
1938 NYY 32 - 12 51 1 5 0.984
1939 NYY 26 - 2 33 1 0 0.972
1940 NYY 9 - 1 2 0 0 1.000
1941 NYY 23 - 6 11 2 2 0.895
1942 NYY 13 - 2 9 1 0 0.917
1943 WSH 1 - 0 4 1 1 0.800
Career 368 - 56 393 20 20 -

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Major League batting statistics for Lefty Gomez.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1930 NYY 15 20 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0.150 0.150 0.150
1931 NYY 40 83 8 11 0 0 0 3 0 7 28 0.133 0.200 0.133
1932 NYY 37 104 9 18 2 0 0 15 0 6 36 0.173 0.218 0.192
1933 NYY 35 80 3 9 0 0 0 3 0 7 23 0.113 0.193 0.113
1934 NYY 38 99 8 13 1 0 0 4 0 6 30 0.131 0.189 0.141
1935 NYY 34 83 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 3 15 0.120 0.151 0.120
1936 NYY 31 69 1 10 1 0 0 5 0 3 23 0.145 0.181 0.159
1937 NYY 34 105 8 21 2 0 0 4 1 5 22 0.200 0.236 0.219
1938 NYY 32 86 5 13 2 0 0 7 0 4 18 0.151 0.189 0.174
1939 NYY 26 73 3 11 2 0 0 4 0 5 22 0.151 0.205 0.178
1940 NYY 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.000 0.000 0.000
1941 NYY 23 59 5 9 1 0 0 4 0 3 12 0.153 0.194 0.169
1942 NYY 13 33 4 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 12 0.152 0.176 0.152
1943 WSH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Career 368 904 59 133 11 0 0 58 1 50 252 - - -



First NameVernon
Middle NameLouis
Last NameGomez
Full Name at BirthVernon Louis Gomez
Other NamesGoofy
Age80 (age at death)
Date of BirthNovember 26, 1908
BirthplaceRodeo, CA
Date of DeathFebruary 17, 1989
Location of DeathGreenbrae, CA
BuriedMount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, CA
Height6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight173 lbs (78.5 kg)
Star SignSagittarius
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolRichmond (San Francisco, CA)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsLeft
ThrowsLeft
MLB Debut29 April 1930
Last MLB Game30 May 1943
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Player in 1972.

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