Lefty Gomez

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Birthdate11/26/1910
Death Date2/17/1989
Debut Year1930
Year of Induction1972
Teams Senators, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Lefty Gomez was selected to play in the inaugural All Star game in 1933, starting a string of appearances in 7 consecutive Mid-Summer Classics.

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Handwritten letter thanking a fan for a gift in 1972

Handwritten letter thanking a fan for a gift in 1972

Five-time World Series champ Lefty Gomez pens this handwritten letter to a fan in July of 1972. Gomez played in the first All Star game and was the game’s last remaining survivor. At the 50th anniversary of that contest he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. A stellar performer in the clutch
1933 Goudey baseball card autographed by Lefty Gomez

1933 Goudey baseball card autographed by Lefty Gomez

The 26-year old Lefty Gomez was already an established star by the time Goudey Gum Company printed the card shown above. A 20-game winner in both 1931 and 1932, Gomez would appear in Major League Baseball’s first all-star game in the summer of 1933. A four-time
American League season pass for all games in 1979

American League season pass for all games in 1979

Imagine having access to free admission to every American League game for you and your party. That’s what Lefty Gomez received with this pass given to him in 1979 as a member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. A lifelong American Leaguer, Gomez retained a high profile after his retirement, comm

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