October 13, 1895|
|Died: September 11, 1978
|July 2, 1923, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1928, for the New York Yankees|
|Runs batted in||32|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, Gazella played football as well as baseball at Lafayette College and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. In 1923, he was signed by New York and played in eight games for the Yankees that season. Consigned to the minor leagues in 1924 and 1925, he played for teams in Minneapolis and Atlanta before rejoining New York in the 1926 season as a utility infielder, usually playing third base.
Gazella died in an automobile accident in Odessa, Texas on September 11, 1978.
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