As a teenager, Gumpert threw batting practice for the A's at Shibe Park for two years
before signing in 1936 for $300 a month. He was 11-3 (2.31) at his best in 1946 for
the Yankees, for whom he became a scout.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 1, 1951: The Yankees' new phenom, Mickey Mantle, connects for his first ML home run, off Randy Gumpert of the White Sox. Minnie Minoso becomes the first black to play for the White Sox. He plays 3B and, facing Vic Raschi in his first ML at bat, rips a home run to CF. The Yankees win 8–3, with Mantle collecting three RBIs.
»May 30, 1951:
The first place White Sox beat the Browns, 5–2 behind Billy Pierce. But in game 2, Randy Gumpert (3–0) stops Chicago's 4-game winning streak, beating the Sox, 8–1. Gumpert has two hits and two runs batted in. Al Widmar is the loser.