Anthony Michael “Tony” Lazzeri (December 6, 1903 – August 6, 1946) was an American professional baseball second baseman during the 1920s and 1930s, predominantly with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He was part of the famed “Murderers’ Row” Yankee batting lineup of the late 1920s (most notably the legendary 1927 team), along with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Bob Meusel. He was also the first person to hit two grand slams in one game in 1936 vs Athletics. Enjoy Tony Lazzeri’s best quotes below.
“Around New York, I used to hear that expression, ‘Once a Dodger, always a Dodger.’ But how about, ‘Once a Yankee, always a Yankee?’ There never was anything better than that. You never get over it.”
“I guess I was a pretty tough kid.”
“They didn’t get along. Gehrig thought Ruth was a big-mouth, and Ruth thought Gehrig was cheap. They were both right.”