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Friday, June 3, 2016

No Respect for A Great Hall-of-Fame Accomplishment

On this day in 1932 Hall-of-Famer Tony Lazzeri went 5-for-6 with 6 RBIs.  He also hit for the natural cycle by hitting a single, then a double, then a triple and lastly a homer.  To make his day more sweet, the homer was a grand slam.

Sounds like great news.  Unfortunately, he was overshadowed by two other stars on the same day.  How is that possible?

Well, John McGraw retired from managing on that day due to poor health.  That was after being a manager for 33 years!


In addition to McGraw retiring, one of Lazzeri's teammates did something that had never happened before in baseball history.  Lou Gehrig became the first player to hit four homers in a game.  He also had 6 RBIs in the Yankee win.


Did Lazzeri ever get noticed with the Yankees?  He played his entire Yankee career with Gehrig and most with Babe Ruth too, before playing parts of two more seasons with three different teams.  He surpased 100 RBIs seven times.  

2 comments:

  1. I remember reading somewhere that he had epilepsy and died pretty young.

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  2. I read that he died from falling and hitting his head. He was home alone for a few days before he was found. Maybe he would have survived if not alone? He was only 42. There was no mention of any condition.

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