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Lefty Author Vernona Gomez Read & Download Ì 5 Vernona Gomez × 5 Read A baseball legend distinguished by his competitive nature uick wit and generous spirit Lefty Gomez was one of a kind Told for the first time this is his remarkable story  Born to a small town California ranching family the youngest of eight Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball establishing himself as the team’s ace He vacationed with Babe Ruth served as Joe DiMaggio’s confidant and consoled Lou Gehrig the day the “Iron Horse” removed himself from the lineup He started and won the first ever All Star Game was the first pitcher to make the cover of Time magazine and barnstormed Japan as part of Major League Baseball’s grand ambassa. Even my love of baseball purely for baseball s sake couldn t propel me all the way through this book It has some great stories and information but is poorly organized and has the feel of a book that was left without an objective editor for cutting the snippets that didn t matter For instance there were entire chapters on the history of this baseball player s wife and her family and childhood I simply didn t care about that stuff but obviously it s meaningful to the author who is the subject in uestion s daughter Yes I can see why she would think it important to talk about her mother s background as well as her father s but when you re titling a book as a baseball biography it is unfair to go on a tangent that lasts multiple chapters on your mother s childhood and work history chapters that don t mention baseball even one time I renewed this book at the library my full limit of three times and still couldn t get to the end so I gave up and took it backNot recommended for general baseball lovers I would recommend it to Yankees fans and that s about it

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Lefty Author Vernona Gomez Read & Download Ì 5 Vernona Gomez × 5 Read Dorial tour in 1934 Away from the diamond Lefty played the big city bon vivant marrying Broadway star June O’Dea and hobnobbing with a who’s who of celebrities including George Gershwin Jack Dempsey Ernest Hemingway Marilyn Monroe George M Cohan and James Michener He even scored a private audience with the pope   And even when his pro ball career was done Lefty wasn’t He became a national representative for Wilson Sporting Goods logging over 100000 miles a year spreading the word about America’s favorite game and touching thousands of lives In 1972 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Three baseball fields are named for him and to this day the top honor bestowed each year by the American Baseball Coaches Association is the Lefty Gomez Award   Now dra. A loving biography written by a loving daughter Not a book for one looking for hard nosed inside baseball What I will say is the authors had access to amazing source material Lefty Gomez s career spanned a uniue period in baseballan easy and worthwhile read geoff buda ve ben year spreading the word about America’s favorite game and touching thousands of lives In 1972 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Three baseball fields are named for him and to this day the top honor bestowed each Perky year by the American Baseball Coaches Association is the Lefty Gomez Award   Now dra. A loving biography written by a loving daughter Not a book for one looking for hard nosed inside baseball What I will say is the authors had access to amazing source material Lefty Gomez s career spanned a uniue period in baseballan easy and worthwhile read

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Lefty Author Vernona Gomez Read & Download Ì 5 Vernona Gomez × 5 Read Wing on countless conversations with Lefty interweaving than three hundred interviews conducted with his family friends competitors and teammates over the course of a decade and revealing candid photos documents and film clips many never shown publicly his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award winning co author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw fondly dubbed “El Señor Goofy”   “I’d rather be lucky than good” Lefty Gomez once uipped one of many classic one liners documented here In the end he was both A star studded romp through baseball’s most glorious seasons and America’s most glamorous years Lefty is at once a long overdue reminder of a pitcher’s greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well live. It was once said that rooting for the New York Yankees was like rooting for US Steel The retort to that statement was comparing a team that through the decades has produced the likes of Babe Ruth Lefty Gomez and Yogi Berra to US Steel is simple minded Vernon Lefty Gomez was indeed one of the colorful characters in baseball history and he receives his due in this biography co authored by his daughter Verona and longtime writer Lawrence GoldstoneThis is a classic cradle to grave biography and it does a great job of telling the story of Gomez memorable life and putting it in the context of the times in which he lived Born to a poor farming family in California Vernon Gomez followed the same cross country path to fame and fortune at Yankee Stadium that would be followed a few years later by another Yankee Hall of Famer to be Joe DiMaggio The shy DiMaggio and the ebullient Gomez became roommates and lifelong friends That relationship is explored in depth in these pages along with the most significant pairing of his life his half century plus marriage to Broadway star June O DeaGomez had a native gift for humor the tale of him stepping off the pitcher s mound during a World Series Game to watch a plane flying overhead is the stuff of baseball legend That moment and many great stories of his Yankee days are captured in his own voice Gomez wasn t done with baseball when his pitching arm gave out he spent his remaining decades as one of the game s best roving ambassadors both as a salesman for Wilson Sporting Goods and as a board member for Babe Ruth BaseballAnyone who loves the Yankees and the golden era of baseball will enjoy this book


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    Vernona Gomez × 5 Read review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Vernona Gomez (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez Vernon Gomez nicknamed 'Lefty' for obvious reasons pitched for the NY Yankees from 1930 1942 This is rather amazing as this was the time when pitchers were in the game till their arms fell off They virtually pitched themselves out of their careers Vernon was the type of pitcher that would pitch everyday if asked he had a fierce d

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    (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez Even my love of baseball purely for baseball's sake couldn't propel me all the way through this book It has some great stories and information

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    (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez Excellent biography one of baseball's colorful characters Lefty Gomez pitched before my time but this book sheds much light on little known facts about the N Y Yankees in the 20's and 30'sthe team that dominated that era Gomez was married to June O'Dea a Broadway star and was close friends of players like Ruth Gehrig and Lazzeri He was a wit loved by the media and everyone that knew himI met Lefty Gomez in 1966 when he visited the ballpark

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    review Lefty Author Vernona Gomez (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez I really enjoyed the format of this book presenting a story of a man in a way that made me feel like I knew him The uotes and commentary from various sources made for a true to life feel It's also a great book for those who enjoy bas

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    (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez A loving biography written by a loving daughter Not a book for one looking for hard nosed inside baseball What I will say is the authors had access to amazing source material Lefty Gomez's career spanned a uniue period in baseballan easy and worthwhile read

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    (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Vernona Gomez Good story about a great player and an even better person

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    Vernona Gomez × 5 Read review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Vernona Gomez (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez A look into the Life of Lefty Gomez the New York Yanks and baseball in the 1930's and 1940's Very entertaining bookLefty was what all ballplayers should be to the fans

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    review Lefty Author Vernona Gomez Vernona Gomez × 5 Read (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez Lefty Gomez is both one of the best known and one of the least known stars in baseball history To the public and press he was “El Goofo” a uniue combination of high velocity fastball affable eccentricity and irreverent wit; a free spirit and natural clown who was so relaxed on the mound that he paused during a World Series game to watch an airplane fly over the Polo GroundsHis friends and teammates however knew a far different person

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    (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez Vernona Gomez × 5 Read review Lefty Author Vernona Gomez It was once said that rooting for the New York Yankees was like rooting for US Steel The retort to that statement was comparing a team that through the decades has produced the likes of Babe Ruth Lefty Gomez and

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    (PDF) [Lefty Author Vernona Gomez] ↠ Vernona Gomez Vernona Gomez × 5 Read review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Vernona Gomez I recieved an advanced copy through goodreads first read program I am a big baseball fan and I enjoy reading abou

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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Lefty Author Vernona Gomez
  • Vernona Gomez
  • English
  • 07 March 2020
  • 9780345526489