A lanky left-hander, Vernon Lefty Gomez baffled the opposition with a blazing fastball and sweeping curve, while entertaining teammates with his wit and good humor. He was a 20-game winner four times during the 1930s and comprised half of the Yankees' devastating 1-2 punch, along with right-hander Red Ruffing, helping them to seven pennants. Gomez twice won the pitching Triple Crown in 1934 and 1937. He set a World Series record by winning six games without a loss.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972