#Shortstops: Lefty’s world
Perhaps no Hall of Famer, however, could weave a tale like Lefty Gomez.
Gomez, who won five World Series rings with the Yankees, gave a speech to the Novato Historical Guild in Novato, Calif., on June 3, 1978. The file of this speech, which is preserved in the Hall of Fame's collection, is more than 60 minutes long.
After a few more questions, Lefty ended his speech by telling the audience that they were “wonderful” and “if I can help you out with anything, just give me a call if I’m home and would only be glad to do it.”
Gomez, who won pitching Triple Crowns in 1934 and 1937, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.
Matthew Carter was a curatorial intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development