Lefty Gomez

Vernon Louis Gomez
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1972
Primary team: New York Yankees
Primary position: Pitcher

A lanky left-hander, Vernon Lefty Gomez baffled the opposition with a blazing fastball and sweeping curve, while entertaining teammates with his wit and good humor. He was a 20-game winner four times during the 1930s and comprised half of the Yankees' devastating 1-2 punch, along with right-hander Red Ruffing, helping them to seven pennants. Gomez twice won the pitching Triple Crown in 1934 and 1937. He set a World Series record by winning six games without a loss.

"A sweetheart of a guy and a sweetheart of a pitcher. "
Tommy Henrich

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1972
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Position Played: Pitcher
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Birth place: Rodeo, California
Birth year: 1908
Died: 1989, Greenbrae, California
Played for:
New York Yankees (1930-1942)
Washington Senators (1943)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
368
HitsH
2290
RunsR
1091
Innings PitchedIP
2503
WinsW
189
LossesL
102
Winning %Winning %
.649
Games StartedGS
320
ERAERA
3.34
Complete GamesCG
173
ShutoutsSHO
28
WHIPWHIP
1.352
SavesSV
10
Earned RunsER
138
WalksBB
1095
StrikeoutsSO
1468