Tony Lazzeri

Tony Lazzeri

About Tony Lazzeri

Anthony Michael 'Tony' Lazzeri (December 6, 1903 August 6, 1946) was an American professional baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s, predominantly with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He was part of the famed 'Murderers' Row' Yankee batting lineup of the late 1920s (most notably the legendary 1927 team), along with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Bob Meusel. Lazzeri was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He dropped out of school to work with his father as a boilermaker, but at the age of 18, began to play baseball professionally. After playing in minor league baseball from 1922 through 1925, Lazzeri joined the Yankees in 1926. He was a member of the original American League All-Star team in 1933. He was nicknamed 'Poosh 'Em Up' by Italian-speaking fans, from a mistranslation of an Italian phrase meaning to 'hit it out' (hit a home run).

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