Lazzeri, Tony

Anthony Michael Lazzeri
Born: December 6, 1903, San Francisco, California
Died: August 6, 1946, San Francisco, California
Played For: 
New York Yankees (1926-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), New York Giants (1939)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1991

Though Poosh 'Em Up Tony Lazzeri, the power-hitting second sacker for the Murderers' Row Yankees, may have been overshadowed by his teammates, those in the game respected his leadership skills. A key member of six pennant winners, he was a .300 hitter five times and drove in over 100 runs seven times. Lazzeri, who established an American League single-game record with 11 RBIs on May 24, 1936, belted 60 home runs and drove in 222 runs in 1925 for Salt Lake City of the Pacific Coast League.

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Did You Know: 
that on May 24, 1936, Tony Lazzeri became the first big leaguer to hit two grand slams in one game?
Around New York I used to hear that expression, 'Once a Dodger, always a Dodger.' But how about, 'Once a Yankee, always a Yankee? There never was anything better than that. You never get over it.