- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7½", Weight 165 lb.
- School Lafayette College, Mansfield Classical Seminary
- Debut July 2, 1923
- Final Game September 30, 1928
- Born October 13, 1895 in Olyphant, PA USA
- Died September 11, 1978 in Odessa, TX USA
Mike Gazella was one of the least-known players on perhaps the most famous team of all time, the 1927 New York Yankees. He played 54 games at third base and shortstop, hitting .278. His major league career was all with the Yankees, in 1923 and 1926-28.
Gazella is described as a hard-nosed, scrappy guy who once told off the whole Yankee team when he felt they weren't playing up to their ability.
He was both a football and a baseball star at Lafayette College, where he attended from 1920-23.
Gazella scouted for the Yankees in the late 1940s
- Won three World Series with the New York Yankees (1923, 1927 & 1928; he played in none of the three World Series)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1935||Ponca City Angels||Western Association||76-55||2nd||Chicago Cubs||League Champs|
|1936||Ponca City Angels||Western Association||87-57||1st||Chicago Cubs||League Champs|
|1937||Moline Plowboys||Three-I League||74-41||2nd||Chicago Cubs||League Champs|
|1938||Moline Plowboys||Three-I League||67-59||3rd||Chicago Cubs||Lost League Finals|
|1939||Moline Plowboys||Three-I League||49-73||6th (t)||Chicago Cubs|
|1940||Moline Plowboys||Three-I League||46-78||7th||Chicago Cubs|
|1947||Ventura Yankees||California League||--||New York Yankees||--||replaced by Johnny Sturm in June|
|1948||Denver Bears||Western League||70-67||2nd||Hollywood Stars||Lost in 1st round|
|1949||Denver Bears||Western League||41-49||--||Boston Braves||--||replaced by William DeCarlo (4-2) on July 23|