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Johnny, used as a starter and in relief, shared the 4th ERA in the A.L. in '53 and had the 6th best Percentage. He won the opening World Series game in relief. With the Bra he won 20 in '46, 21 in '47 and led the N.L. with 24 in After a '49 slump, he won 20 in '50. In '48 he became the pitcher ever to lead the N.L. in Sacrifices.
Johnny planned to retire from baseball this spring and devote his time to his automobile agency!
But he didn't! When spring came, he found the lure of baseball too strong, and rejoined the Yanks!
THOMAS ALOYSIUS GORMAN
Tom was in 40 games for the Yankees in 1953 but started only one. He's a relief pitcher by trade and a good one. Tom spent six full seasons in the Yankee chain before coming up to the majors in 1952. In 1951 he pitched 42 consecutive scoreless innings for Beaumont to set a Texas League record.