Lefty: An American Odyssey

Lefty: An American Odyssey

Vernona Gomez, Lawrence Goldstone


“An intimate portrait of a guy whose lifestyles off the sphere was once both as alluring as his unheard of baseball career.”—Yankees Magazine  
 
Born right into a small-town California ranching kinfolk, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez rode his robust arm and jocular character throughout the USA to the dugout of the recent York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters together with his blazing fastball, setting up himself because the team’s ace. Now, drawing on numerous conversations with Lefty, greater than 300 interviews carried out together with his kinfolk, acquaintances, opponents, and teammates over the process a decade, and revealing candid images, files, and movie clips—many by no means proven publicly—his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award-winning co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the lifestyles and adventures of the irreverent southpaw. A star-studded romp via America’s such a lot glamorous years, with cameos from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, George Gershwin, Ernest Hemingway, and Marilyn Monroe, Lefty is straight away a long-overdue reminder of a pitcher’s greatness and a heartwarming occasion of a lifestyles well-lived.
 
“His tale transcends activities and offers us a much-needed lesson in grit and grace.”—Jon Meacham
 
“A loving and wonderfully written tribute . . . Be ready to be remodeled, and to find stars who have been stars in an age whilst that be aware fairly intended something.”—Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s Mike and Mike within the Morning
 
“An amiable portrait of a baseball great—like Yogi Berra, Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige—whose oversized character looms even better than his massive athletic achievements.”—Kirkus Reviews

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