Tuesday, March 22, 2016

1937 Diamond Stars (1981 reprint) #118: Lefty Gomez, New York Yankees, P

Lefty Gomez won 21 or more games for the 4th time of his career in 1937, tying his league-leading career-high ERA of 2.33 again with a league-leading career-high Strikeout total of 194.  Gomez threw 25 complete games in 34 starts, lasting 278.1 innings.  His Strikeout-to-Walk ratio was 2.09.  Needless to say, Gomez made the his 5th consecutive All-Star team in 1937, which had only existed for 5 years.  Gomez would earn his third of five career World Series rings in 1937--and his 2nd consecutive ring against the Giants.  He pitched two complete games for 2 victories with a 1.50 ERA and 8 Strikeouts. 

The 1937 Diamond Stars set of 12 cards numbered from 109-120 wasn't discovered until more than 40 years later, and was reproduced in 1981 by Den's Collectors Den. 


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