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Lefty Gomez
(American Athlete)

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
11

Times favorited:
1

Vernon Louis Gomez was a Portugese American baseball player . He was a left-handed major league pitcher who played in the American League for the New York Yankees between 1930 and 1942. He was born in Rodeo, California.

In his career, almost entirely spent with the Yankees, he had a 189-102 record with 1468 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA in 2503 innings pitched. His contract was sold to the Boston Braves in 1943. Released by the Braves that year without appearing in a game, Gomez signed with the Washington Senators, but pitched only one game before being released to end his career. Also known for his great wit, Gomez was known for saying, "I'd rather be lucky than good."



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