Tony Lazzeri

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Birthdate 12/6/1903
Death Date 8/6/1946
Debut Year 1926
Year of Induction 1991
Teams Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, Yankees
Position Second Base

Tony Lazzeri is one of 14 players to hit for the natural cycle – single, double, triple, homer in sequence. He’s the only one to cap it with a grand slam.

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Yankee payroll check to Ton Lazzeri signed by Jacob Ruppert, Ed Barrow, and Lazzeri

Yankee payroll check to Ton Lazzeri signed by Jacob Ruppert, Ed Barrow, and Lazzeri

In the collection is a payroll check made out to Tony Lazzeri signed by Hall of Famers Jacob Ruppert, Ed Barrow, and Lazzeri. Lazzeri was enjoying another outstanding year when this was written on August 15th, 1930. He posted a career high 121 runs batted in during the 1930
Tony Lazzeri endorses the back of the check

Tony Lazzeri endorses the back of the check

According to BaseballReference.com, the Yankees paid Tony Lazzeri $16,000 for the 1930 season. New York finished a distant third, 16 games in back of the American League champion Philadelphia Athletics. Lazzeri played a dozen years for the Yankees, appearing in six World Series and winning five. His final

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