Quietly proficient at second base, and often overshadowed by his more extroverted teammates, Lazzeri nevertheless was a key ingredient of six Yankee "Murderers' Row" pennant-winners and five World Championships. A feared clutch-hitter with long-ball power, he was a .300 hitter five times, had 18 or more home runs on four occasions and seven times he drove in over 100 runs. He still holds the American League single-game record with 11 RBIs on May 24, 1936.
His excellent glove, driving leadership, and superior baseball instincts made him the hero of Italian-Americans, as their first superstar. He was known as "the quiet man of the Yankees." Though an epileptic, he never had an on-the-field seizure in his 12 Yankee seasons.
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