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 for the New York Yankees between 1930 and 1942 and for the Washington Senators in 1943. Considered one of the great pitchers of the day, Gomez was a seven-time All-Star and a five-time World Series Champion with the Yankees. He was also known for his colorful personality and humor throughout his career and life. Gomez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1972.
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