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He entered the major leagues in 1926 as a member of the New York Yankees. In his rookie season, he hit 18 homers and had 114 RBI. As a member of the Yankees through 1937, he averaged 79 runs, 14 home runs, 96 RBI and 12 stolen bases, including seven seasons with over 100 RBI and five seasons batting .300 or higher (including a high of .354 in 1929). During this period, the Yankees won six American League pennants (1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1937) and five World Series championships (1927, 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1937).
After the Yankees released Lazzeri following the 1937 season, Lazzeri signed with the Chicago Cubs in 1938, but saw little playing time. The Cubs won the National League championship, and Lazzeri got to face his old team in the World Series. After brief stints with the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants in 1939, Lazzeri retired.