Lefty Gomez was the pitching ace on the New York
Yankees' staff in the 1930s. His lifetime record
was 189 wins and 102 losses (1930-1943), and he
was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972. Aside
from being a great pitcher, he was also a great
prankster, which led to his teammates nicknaming him "El Goofy."
This was Gomez's license plate in 1956, when
vanity plates were not common. When he was driving
to Yankee Stadium from his home in Connecticut,
a lot of drivers on the road probably tried to
figure out what comedian was in the car in front
of them. Little did many of them know that it
was the only man to win six games and lose none
in World Series play -- the great Lefty Gomez.