Vernon Louis Gomez
26, 1908 Rodeo, California
February 17, 1989 Larkspur, California
Weight: 173 lb.
Known as a joker who always tried to keep his team loose.
Earned the nicknames "Gay Caballero" and "El Goofy".
Mainly a fastball and curveball pitcher.
Pitched four 20 win seasons for the New York Yankees between 1931
Won the pitching version of the triple crown twice (1934 & 1937),
leading the league in victories, ERA, and strikeouts.
During those two years, he also led the league in shutouts.
Helped the Yankees win five American League pennants and five World
Only pitcher to win six World Series games without a loss.
Started five of the first six All-Star Games for the American League
and won three.
Had a career record of 189 wins and 102 losses with a 3.34 ERA.
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972.
With a record of 6-0, has the best World Series winning percentage
of pitchers with 3 or more appearances.