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He's in a rut. Gehringer goes two for five on opening day and stays that way all season.

On Charlie Gehringer

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

The secret of my success was clean living and a fast moving outfield.

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

I don't want to throw him nothing. Maybe he'll just get tired of waiting and leave.

Answering Bill Dickey's question - What do you want to throw to Jimmy Foxx

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

I'm throwing twice as hard but the ball is getting there half as fast.

On aging

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

I talked to the ball a lot of times in my career. I yelled, 'Go foul. Go foul.'

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, he and all the space scientists were puzzled by an unidentifiable white object. I knew immediately what it was. That was a home run ball hit off me in 1937 by Jimmie Foxx.

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

I was never nervous when I had the ball, but when I let go I was scared to death.

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Contributed by: Jonathan Chapman

I couldn't speak enough Spanish. I couldn't make myself understood on that club.

Having been born and raised in the U.S., explaining why he had pitched only five innings as a member of the Washington Senators

In 1943
Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Contributed by: Rich Bohn

I don't know. I've never been on second before.

After the career .147 hitting pitcher got picked off second base and upon returning to the dugout where stern manager Joe McCarthy demanded, "What happened?"

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

A lot of things run through your head when you're going in to relieve in a tight spot. One of them was, "Should I spike myself?"

Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees
Pitcher

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