Lefty Gomez

Birth Name: Vernon Louis Gomez

Date of Birth: November 25, 1908

Place of Birth: Rodeo, Contra Costa, California, United States

Date of Death: February 17, 1989

Place of Death: Greenbrae, California, U.S.

*Portuguese, possibly Spanish (father)
*Cornish, Welsh, English (mother)

Lefty Gomez was an American professional baseball player. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a New York Yankee pitcher.

Lefty was the son of Elizabeth and Francisco/Frank M. Gomez. He was married to actress and entertainer June O’Dea, with whom he had four children.

Lefty’s paternal grandparents were named Juan Francisco Gomez and Rita F. Cruz. Juan was either Portuguese, or Spanish-born. Rita was Portuguese.

Lefty Gomez’ maternal grandfather was Elias Herring (the son of Lewis Herring and Susannah Alloway).

Lefty’s maternal grandmother was Mary Jane Williams (the daughter of John Buckner Pitman Williams and Lucinda Smalley).

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of Lefty Gomez (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Lefty Gomez – https://www.familysearch.org

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