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Vanity Plate

Lefty Gomez was the pitching ace on the New York Yankees' staff in the 1930s. His lifetime record was 189 wins and 102 losses (1930-1943), and he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972. Aside from being a great pitcher, he was also a great prankster, which led to his teammates nicknaming him "El Goofy."

This was Gomez's license plate in 1956, when vanity plates were not common. When he was driving to Yankee Stadium from his home in Connecticut, a lot of drivers on the road probably tried to figure out what comedian was in the car in front of them. Little did many of them know that it was the only man to win six games and lose none in World Series play -- the great Lefty Gomez.