Lefty: An American Odyssey. Vernona Gomez.

Lefty: An American Odyssey

Ballantine Books, 2012. First edition. Hardback. First printing. Hardcover. xx+ 393 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Fine with the exception of a tiny rem. dot bottom edge. In fine dust jacket. Biography of baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees pitching great Vernon "Lefty" Gomez". Written by his daughter Vernona and novelist Lawrence Goldstone, the book draws on some 300 conversations with Lefty, his family, friends, competitors, and teammates. Gomez pitched virtually his entire career with the New York Yankees (1930-1942, with the exception of a single appearance with the 1943 Senators), vacationed and caroused with Babe Ruth, was Joe DiMaggio's confidant, consoled Lou Gehrig the day the Iron Horse removed himself from the lineup in 1939, barnstormed with 1934 Japan Tour team, married a Broadway star (June O'Dea) and hobobbed with Gershwin, Dempsey, Hemingway, Marilyn and numerous other celebs. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972 and died in 1989. Near Fine / fine. Item #E24027
ISBN: 9780345526489

Price: $14.95

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