Lyn Lary

In 1928 the Yankees paid Oakland (Pacific Coast League) the then-exorbitant sum of $125,000 for their sensational double-play combo, Lyn Lary and Jimmy Reese. Shortstop Lary was a Yankee until May 1934. In 1931 Lary had 107 RBI, the most ever by a Yankee shortstop, and was one of six Yankees to score 100 runs. He also cost Lou Gehrig that season’s home run title when, incorrectly thinking a ball Gehrig hit out had been caught, Lary left the basepath and was passed by Gehrig, who was declared out. Playing for the 1936 Browns, Lary led the AL with 37 stolen bases.