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Full Name: Anthony Michael Lazzeri Primary Position: 2B,3B
Height/Weight: 5' 11.5"/170 First Game: April 13, 1926
Birthdate: December 6, 1903 Final Game: June 7, 1939
Birthplace: San Francisco, California MLB Experience: 14 years
Died: August 6, 1946
Deathplace: San Francisco, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991


Biography

Tony Lazzeri (Anthony Michael Lazzeri) was born on December 6, 1903 in San Francisco, California. He made his Major League debut on April 13, 1926 for the New York Yankees. In 1926, his rookie year, he hit .275 with 18 home runs and 114 RBI. Lazzeri played for the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers over the course of his 14 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Tony Lazzeri's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1929, when he slugged 18 home runs, hit for a .354 average and knocked in 106 runs. However, others believe that it was 1927, when he slugged 18 home runs, hit for a .309 average and knocked in 102 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1926 NY A 155 589 79 162 18 114 .275 .338 .462 28 14 54 96 2 20 16 0 0
1927 NY A 153 570 92 176 18 102 .309 .383 .482 29 8 69 82 0 21 22 0 0
1928 NY A 116 404 62 134 10 82 .332 .397 .535 30 11 43 50 1 15 15 0 0
1929 NY A 147 545 101 193 18 106 .354 .429 .561 37 11 68 45 4 18 9 0 0
1930 NY A 143 571 109 173 9 121 .303 .372 .462 34 15 60 62 3 16 4 0 0
1931 NY A 135 484 67 129 8 83 .267 .371 .401 27 7 79 80 1 4 18 0 0
1932 NY A 142 510 79 153 15 113 .300 .399 .506 28 16 82 64 2 7 11 0 0
1933 NY A 139 523 94 154 18 104 .294 .383 .486 22 12 73 62 2 4 15 0 0
1934 NY A 123 438 59 117 14 67 .267 .369 .445 24 6 71 64 0 5 11 0 0
1935 NY A 130 477 72 130 13 83 .273 .361 .417 18 6 63 75 3 1 11 0 0
1936 NY A 150 537 82 154 14 109 .287 .397 .441 29 6 97 65 1 3 8 0 0
1937 NY A 126 446 56 109 14 70 .244 .348 .399 21 3 71 76 0 1 7 0 0
1938 CHI N 54 120 21 32 5 23 .267 .380 .433 5 0 22 30 0 1 0 0 5
1939 NY N 13 44 7 13 1 8 .295 .392 .364 0 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 2
1939 BRO N 14 39 6 11 3 6 .282 .451 .564 2 0 10 7 2 0 1 0 1
1939 TOT N 27 83 13 24 4 14 .289 .422 .458 2 0 17 13 2 0 1 0 3
Total NL 81 203 34 56 9 37 .276 .398 .443 7 0 39 43 2 1 1 0 8
Total AL 1659 6094 952 1784 169 1154 .293 .379 .467 327 115 830 821 19 115 147 0 0
Total 1740 6297 986 1840 178 1191 .292 .380 .467 334 115 869 864 21 116 148 0 8

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1926 NY A 2B 149 0 0 298 461 31 72 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1926 NY A SS 5 0 0 9 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .885
1926 NY A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1927 NY A 2B 113 0 0 213 398 18 60 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1927 NY A SS 38 0 0 58 115 10 15 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1927 NY A 3B 9 0 0 10 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1928 NY A 2B 110 0 0 236 331 26 56 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1929 NY A 2B 147 0 0 368 467 27 102 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1930 NY A 3B 60 0 0 90 113 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 .949
1930 NY A 1B 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1930 NY A SS 8 0 0 16 24 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1930 NY A 2B 77 0 0 184 245 13 39 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1930 NY A OF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1931 NY A 3B 39 0 0 39 53 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1931 NY A 2B 90 0 0 216 288 22 52 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1932 NY A 2B 134 0 0 362 405 17 70 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1932 NY A 3B 5 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1933 NY A 2B 138 0 0 338 407 25 71 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1934 NY A 2B 92 0 0 218 265 12 52 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1934 NY A 3B 30 0 0 36 51 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1935 NY A 2B 118 0 0 285 329 19 72 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1935 NY A SS 9 0 0 18 25 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1936 NY A SS 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1936 NY A 2B 148 0 0 346 414 25 88 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1937 NY A 2B 125 0 0 251 382 22 64 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1938 CHI N 3B 7 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1938 CHI N 2B 4 0 0 8 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1938 CHI N SS 25 0 0 33 54 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1938 CHI N OF 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 NY N 3B 13 0 0 11 21 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .889
1939 BRO N 2B 11 0 0 28 36 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1939 BRO N 3B 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 TOT N 3B 15 0 0 12 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .897
Total 1B 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total OF 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 1456 0 0 3351 4445 263 808 0 0 0 0 0 .967
Total SS 87 0 0 136 236 23 40 0 0 0 0 0 .942
Total 3B 166 0 0 195 263 28 24 0 0 0 0 0 .942

Transactions

  • Traded by Salt Lake City (PCL) to New York Yankees in exchange for $50000 and 3 players to be named later (August 1, 1925); Salt Lake City (PCL) received Mack Hillis and Frank Zoellers (March, 1926) and Curt Fullerton (March 23, 1926).
  • Released by New York Yankees (October 15, 1937).
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs (October 28, 1937).
  • Released by Chicago Cubs (December 10, 1938).
  • Signed by Brooklyn Dodgers (December 10, 1938).
  • Released by Brooklyn Dodgers (@May 13, 1939).
  • Signed by New York Giants (May 14, 1939).
  • Released by New York Giants (June 7, 1939).

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