26. Tony Lazzeri
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 6, 1903 in San Francisco, CA USA
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 13, 1926
  • Final Game: June 07, 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1927
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1928
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1930
  • TSN All-Star - 1932
 
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Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Veterans Committee in 1991, Tony Lazzeri was a very popular member of the famed Murderers Row lineup that the Yankees had in the late ’20s and early ’30s.  Over a twelve-year stint with New York, Lazzeri accumulated 169 Home Runs with 1,784 Hits and a .294 Batting Average and was a major part of assisting New York to win five World Series Championships. 

Historically speaking, Lazzeri is the only baseball player to hit a natural cycle (single, double, triple, and followed by Home Run) that was punctuated by a Grand Slam.  That alone could put him on many lists.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Traded from Salt Lake City (PCL) for Players to be Named Later (which would be Mack Hillis, Frank Zoeller and Curt Fullerton) and $50,000 8/1/25.
  • Departed: Released 10/15/37.
  • Games Played: 1659
  • Notable Statistics: 952 Runs Scored
    1,784 Hits
    327 Doubles
    115 Triples
    169 Home Runs
    1,157 RBI
    147 Stolen Bases
    .293/.379/.467 Slash Line
    45.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1927, 1928, 1932, 1936 & 1937)
    All Star Game (1942, 1950, 1951, 1952 & 1953)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1927 & 1933)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1929)
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