• Salt Lake City Bees, 1928
  • San Francisco Seals, 1929
  • New York Yankees, 1930-42
  • Boston Braves-Washington Senators, 1943

Discovered on the sand lots of Richmond High School, 17-year-old “Lefty” Gomez’s next stop was the San Francisco Seals. His pitching debut there was a three-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Following an eight-game winning streak, Gomez was sighed by the New York Yankees, where his career took off with the same incredible velocity of his famous fastball. Legendary is his unequaled 6-0 record, spread over five World Series. A pinnacle of his 13 seasons with the Yankees came in 1934 when, with his 26-5 record, Gomez led the league. At career’s end, he was more than .500 against every American League rival.

Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

Plaque location: AT&T Park