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February 18, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Vernon Louis (Lefty) Gomez, who pitched himself into the Baseball Hall of Fame with the powerhouse New York Yankees of the 1930s, then spent the rest of his life making fun of his career, died Friday in Northern California. He was 80 and had a heart condition for several years, but the cause of death was not immediately disclosed. A spokesman at Marin General Hospital in San Rafael said Gomez was admitted Feb. 2 for chest pains and died at 3 a.m. Friday. Born in Rodeo, Calif.
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February 18, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Vernon Louis (Lefty) Gomez, who pitched himself into the Baseball Hall of Fame with the powerhouse New York Yankees of the 1930s, then spent the rest of his life making fun of his career, died Friday in Northern California. He was 80 and had a heart condition for several years, but the cause of death was not immediately disclosed. A spokesman at Marin General Hospital in San Rafael said Gomez was admitted Feb. 2 for chest pains and died at 3 a.m. Friday. Born in Rodeo, Calif.
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