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Lefty Gomez
Vernon Louis Gomez (Goofy)

Bats Left, Throws Left
Height 6' 2", Weight 173 lb.
Debut April 29, 1930
Born November 26, 1908 in Rodeo, CA
Died February 17, 1989 in Greenbrae, CA

Pitching   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  W   L   G   GS  CG SHO SV   IP     H   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA *lgERAa *ERA+
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 1930 21 NYY AL   2   5  15   6   2   0  1   60.0   66   37  12   28   22  5.55  4.32   78
 1931 22 NYY AL  21   9  40  26  17   1  3  243.0  206   72   7   85  150  2.67  3.99  149
 1932 23 NYY AL  24   7  37  31  21   1  1  265.3  266  124  23  105  176  4.21  4.08   97
 1933 24 NYY AL  16  10  35  30  14   4  2  234.7  218   83  16  106  163  3.18  3.90  122
 1934 25 NYY AL  26   5  38  33  25   6  1  281.7  223   73  12   96  158  2.33  4.05  174
 1935 26 NYY AL  12  15  34  30  15   2  1  246.0  223   87  18   86  138  3.18  4.05  127
 1936 27 NYY AL  13   7  31  30  10   0  0  188.7  184   92   6  122  105  4.39  4.64  106
 1937 28 NYY AL  21  11  34  34  25   6  0  278.3  233   72  10   93  194  2.33  4.44  191
 1938 29 NYY AL  18  12  32  32  20   4  0  239.0  239   89   7   99  129  3.35  4.55  136
 1939 30 NYY AL  12   8  26  26  14   2  0  198.0  173   75  11   84  102  3.41  4.34  127
 1940 31 NYY AL   3   3   9   5   0   0  0   27.3   37   20   2   18   14  6.59  4.02   61
 1941 32 NYY AL  15   5  23  23   8   2  0  156.3  151   65  10  103   76  3.74  3.94  105
 1942 33 NYY AL   6   4  13  13   2   0  0   80.0   67   38   4   65   41  4.28  3.44   81
 1943 34 WSH AL   0   1   1   1   0   0  0    4.7    4    3   0    5    0  5.79  3.28   57
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 14 Yr WL% .649 189 102 368 320 173  28  9 2503.0 2290  930 138 1095 1468  3.34  4.17  125
+--------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+------+----+----+---+----+----+-----+-----+----+
 162 Game Avg    18  10  36  31  17   2  0  247.4  226   91  13  108  145  3.34  4.17  125
 Career High     26  15  40  34  25   6  3  281.7  266  124  23  122  194  2.33  4.64  191

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1930 21 NYY AL  15   20    1    3   0  0   0    1   0  0   0   9  .150  .150  .150    3   3           0    
 1931 22 NYY AL  40   83    8   11   0  0   0    3   0  0   7  28  .133  .200  .133   11   4           0    
 1932 23 NYY AL  37  104    9   18   2  0   0   15   0  0   6  36  .173  .218  .192   20   5           0    
 1933 24 NYY AL  35   80    3    9   0  0   0    3   0  0   7  23  .112  .193  .112    9   5           1    
 1934 25 NYY AL  38   99    8   13   1  0   0    4   0  0   6  30  .131  .189  .141   14  13           1    
 1935 26 NYY AL  34   83    4   10   0  0   0    4   0  1   3  15  .120  .151  .120   10   7           0    
 1936 27 NYY AL  31   69    1   10   1  0   0    5   0  0   3  23  .145  .181  .159   11   8           0    
 1937 28 NYY AL  34  105    8   21   2  0   0    4   1  0   5  22  .200  .236  .219   23   5           0    
 1938 29 NYY AL  32   86    5   13   2  0   0    7   0  0   4  18  .151  .189  .174   15   9           0    
 1939 30 NYY AL  26   73    3   11   2  0   0    4   0  0   5  22  .151  .205  .178   13   4           0   3
 1940 31 NYY AL   9    9    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   2  .000  .000  .000    0   0           0   0
 1941 32 NYY AL  23   59    5    9   1  0   0    4   0  0   3  12  .153  .194  .169   10   4           0   1
 1942 33 NYY AL  13   33    4    5   0  0   0    4   0  0   1  12  .152  .176  .152    5   1           0   1
 1943 34 WSH AL   1    1    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   0  .000  .000  .000    0   0           0   0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 14 Seasons     368  904   59  133  11  0   0   58   1  1  50 252  .147  .194  .159  144  68   0   0   2   5
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 162 Game Avg        398   26   59   5  0   0   26   0  0  22 111  .147  .194  .159   63  30   0   0   1   2
 Career High     40  105    9   21   2  0   0   15   1  1   7  36                     23  13   0   0   1   3

Special Batting   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg  PA  Outs  RC   xR  xR27  xW   OWP    BA *lgBA   OBP *lgOBP  SLG *lgSLG  OPS *lgOPS*OPS+ psOPS  SB% 
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 1930 21 NYY AL   23   20    0                     | .150  .290| .150  .355| .150  .425| .300  .780| -22         0%
 1931 22 NYY AL   94   76    2                     | .133  .280| .200  .346| .133  .399| .333  .744|  -9         0%
 1932 23 NYY AL  115   91    4                     | .173  .279| .218  .349| .192  .410| .410  .759|   9         0%
 1933 24 NYY AL   93   76    1                     | .112  .274| .193  .343| .112  .394| .306  .737| -15         0%
 1934 25 NYY AL  119   99    2                     | .131  .279| .189  .352| .141  .402| .330  .754| -11         0%
 1935 26 NYY AL   93   81    1                     | .120  .280| .151  .351| .120  .405| .272  .756| -27         0%
 1936 27 NYY AL   80   67    2                     | .145  .294| .181  .369| .159  .433| .340  .803| -14         0%
 1937 28 NYY AL  115   89    5                     | .200  .290| .236  .366| .219  .433| .455  .800|  15       100%
 1938 29 NYY AL   99   82    2                     | .151  .291| .189  .369| .174  .433| .363  .801|  -8         0%
 1939 30 NYY AL   82   69    2                     | .151  .284| .205  .359| .178  .419| .383  .778|   0         0%
 1940 31 NYY AL    9    9    0                     | .000  .278| .000  .344| .000  .411| .000  .756| -100         0%
 1941 32 NYY AL   66   55    1                     | .153  .275| .194  .350| .169  .403| .363  .753|  -3         0%
 1942 33 NYY AL   35   30    0                     | .152  .264| .176  .338| .152  .370| .328  .708|  -7         0%
 1943 34 WSH AL    1    1    0                     | .000  .300| .000  .300| .000  .300| .000  .600| -100         0%
+--------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+----+
 14 Seasons     1024  845   27                     | .147  .282| .194  .355| .159  .412| .353  .766|  -7        50%

* indicates the value is park adjusted

Fielding   

 Year Ag Tm  Lg Pos   G     PO    A    E   DP    FP   lgFP  RnF  lgRnF  GS  Inn  
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 1930 21 NYY AL   P*  15      1   18    0    0 1.000  .946  2.85  2.20   6   60.0
 1931 22 NYY AL   P*  40      6   43    1    1  .980  .954  1.81  2.21  26  243.0
 1932 23 NYY AL   P*  37      2   36    2    3  .950  .958  1.29  2.24  31  265.3
 1933 24 NYY AL   P*  35      4   30    4    0  .895  .960  1.30  2.28  30  234.7
 1934 25 NYY AL   P*  38      7   42    1    2  .980  .956  1.57  2.14  33  281.7
 1935 26 NYY AL   P*  34      6   49    2    2  .965  .949  2.01  2.15  30  246.0
 1936 27 NYY AL   P*  31      4   29    1    3  .971  .956  1.57  1.99  30  188.7
 1937 28 NYY AL   P*  34      3   36    3    1  .929  .954  1.26  2.05  34  278.3
 1938 29 NYY AL   P*  32     12   51    1    5  .984  .952  2.37  2.11  32  239.0
 1939 30 NYY AL   P*  26      2   33    1    0  .972  .951  1.59  1.92  26  198.0
 1940 31 NYY AL   P*   9      1    2    0    0 1.000  .956  0.99  2.04   5   27.3
 1941 32 NYY AL   P*  23      6   11    2    2  .895  .960  0.98  2.14  23  156.3
 1942 33 NYY AL   P*  13      2    9    1    0  .917  .957  1.24  2.31  13   80.0
 1943 34 WSH AL   P*   1      0    4    1    1  .800  .963  7.66  2.30   1    4.7
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Position Total   P* 368     56  393   20   20  .957  .954  1.61  2.14 320 2503.0
+--------------+---+----+------+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---+------+
 Overall Total       368     56  393   20   20  .957  .954  1.22  1.61

* indicates Innings Played rather than Games Played was used in Range Factor calculations.
# indicates breakdown of outfield by position games played is for entire career.

Postseason Pitching

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  ERA    W-L  SV CG   IP   H   ER  BB  SO
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
 1932 WS    NYY CHC   W    1   1.00  1-0   0  1   9.0   9   1   1   8
 1936 WS    NYY NYG   W    2   4.70  2-0   0  1  15.3  14   8  11   9
 1937 WS    NYY NYG   W    2   1.50  2-0   0  2  18.0  16   3   2   8
 1938 WS    NYY CHC   W    1   3.86  1-0   0  0   7.0   9   3   1   5
 1939 WS    NYY CIN   W    1   9.00  0-0   0  0   1.0   3   1   0   1
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+
  5 World Series     5-0   7   2.86  6-0   0  4  50.3  51  16  15  31
+------------------+-----+--+------+-----+--+--+-----+---+---+---+---+

Postseason Batting

 Year Round Tm  Opp  W/L   G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
 1932 WS    NYY CHC   W    1   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0
 1936 WS    NYY NYG   W    2   8  1  2  0  0  0   3  0  3  .250  .250  .250  0
 1937 WS    NYY NYG   W    2   6  2  1  0  0  0   1  2  1  .167  .375  .167  0
 1938 WS    NYY CHC   W    1   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0
 1939 WS    NYY CIN   W    1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+
  5 World Series     5-0   7  20  3  3  0  0  0   4  2  7  .150  .227  .150  0
+------------------+-----+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+--+

Appearances on Leaderboards and Awards  

Awards are Year-League-Award, Stats are Year-Value-Rank

All-Star
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
Awards
1934-AL-Triple Crown
1937-AL-Triple Crown
Top 10 MVP
1932-AL-5
1934-AL-3
1937-AL-9
Sac. Hits
1934-13-5
ERA
1931-2.67-2
1933-3.18-3
1934-2.33-1
1935-3.18-4
1937-2.33-1
1938-3.35-3
1939-3.41-6
Wins
1931-21-3
1932-24-3
1933-16-4
1934-26-1
1937-21-1
1938-18-3
1941-15-5
Won-Loss %
1931-.700-5
1932-.774-2
1933-.615-10
1934-.839-1
1936-.650-10
1937-.656-10
1938-.600-10
1941-.750-1
Car-.649-24
(BB + H)/9IP
1931-10.78-3
1934-10.19-1
1935-11.3-5
1937-10.54-2
1939-11.68-7
Hits Allowed/9IP
1931-7.63-2
1932-9.02-8
1933-8.36-4
1934-7.13-1
1935-8.16-3
1936-8.78-4
1937-7.53-1
1938-9.00-9
1939-7.86-3
Base on Balls/9IP
1937-3.01-9
Strikeouts/9IP
1931-5.56-2
1932-5.97-2
1933-6.25-1
1934-5.05-2
1935-5.05-3
1936-5.01-3
1937-6.27-1
1938-4.86-6
1939-4.64-5
1941-4.38-7
Saves
1931-3-10
Innings
1932-265.3-5
1933-234.7-9
1934-281.7-1
1935-246.0-7
1937-278.3-2
1938-239.0-7
Strikeouts
1931-150-3
1932-176-3
1933-163-1
1934-158-1
1935-138-3
1936-105-8
1937-194-1
1938-129-4
1939-102-8
Games Started
1932-31-10
1933-30-10
1934-33-2
1935-30-8
1937-34-3
1938-32-4
Comp. Games
1931-17-9
1932-21-4
1934-25-1
1937-25-2
1938-20-3
1939-14-10
Shutouts
1933-4-2
1934-6-1
1935-2-9
1937-6-1
1938-4-1
1939-2-4
1941-2-10
Home Runs Allow.
1932-23-3
1933-16-7
1935-18-2
Base On Balls Allow.
1932-105-5
1933-106-4
1936-122-4
1938-99-8
1941-103-8
Car-1095-72
Hits Allowed
1932-266-9
1938-239-8
Losses
1935-15-3
1938-12-7
Adjusted ERA+
1931-149-2
1933-122-8
1934-174-2
1935-127-7
1937-191-2
1938-136-5
1939-127-9
Car-125-57
   

Black Ink: Pitching - 46 (Average HOFer ~ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching - 182 (Average HOFer ~ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching - 34.0 (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching - 113.5 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Act.- Denotes rank among active players, Car. - Denotes career rank

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  7. Virgil Trucks (890)
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  9. Bob Lemon (887) *
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  4. Don Gullett (958)
  5. Don Gullett (964)
  6. Dave McNally (950)
  7. Dave McNally (965)
  8. Dave McNally (942)
  9. Dave McNally (940)
  10. Dwight Gooden (935)
  11. Tom Glavine (929)
  12. Tom Glavine (925)
  13. Bob Lemon (944) *
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  8. Earl Moore (989)
  9. Earl Moore (984)
  10. Earl Moore (987)


* - Signifies Hall of Famer

 

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