Hall of Famer of the Week- Tony Lazzeri

Born December 6, 1903 in San Francisco, California Tony Lazzeri would become a key member of the New York Yankees during the Murderers’ Row years. Lazzeri played in six World Series, winning four of them.  He was a solid hitter with a career batting average of .292.  He hit almost twice as many double (334) as home runs (178), while also collecting 115 triples during his 14 year career. Primarily playing second base during his career, Lazzeri was a serviceable fielder.  His career Fielding Percentage of .965 is understandable due to seven seasons of at least 20 errors committed, including 31 in his rookie year.  Lazzeri was a forerunner to the offensive minded middle infielders of today.  The Veterans Committee elected Lazzeri to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

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