Lou Gehrig, Pride of the Yankees
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hung up the consecutive games record of 1,307 games, which Gehrig broke August 17, 1933, and Jumping Joe Dugan at third. But a glimpse of the Yankee line-up that took the field against the Cards in the World Series of 1926, shows only Joe Dugan still holding his job in the infield. The new kid infield was in. Lou Gehrig was on first, Tony Lazzeri … Poosh-’em-op Tony, on second and Mark Koenig at short. This young infield had won the pennant for Huggins in one year, though it wasn’t sufficiently
That’s where the money is. The more balls we hit over the wall, the more world series we’ll get. Suppose we forget each other and remember that.” It sounds like the kind of thing the Babe might have said. But also remember that the Babe did hit sixty that year. There is no doubt in my mind that great competitor that Ruth was, he felt the sting of Gehrig’s youthful drive keenly. And in later years when Gehrig surpassed him in everything but home run hitting and had become the darling of the
wonderful, gleaming, glittering golden success. Lou was in the thick of it, driving in the runs, clouting the potato out of the ballyard, fielding for position, winning new honors, breaking and setting new records. In 1936, Lou was again named the most valuable player in the American League, exactly nine years after he had first achieved this honor. His salary had been mounting steadily too, and in 1938 he signed for the largest sum he ever received for playing ball—$39,000. And in the
through the wire mesh of the batting screens. Gehrig’s colleagues were close to him—close enough to touch. They noticed things, strange things that were happening to their captain, things that worried and depressed them. And they had knowledge too, of their craft and of themselves. One of the things they knew was that a ball player slows up only gradually. His legs go, imperceptibly at first, then noticeably as he no longer covers the ground in the field that he used to cover. But he doesn’t come
They were strong, brave, determined people, these old country mothers. No matter what their failings, they could take a blow, and strike back. She went to work, answered an advertisement for a cook and housekeeper for the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house at Columbia University, took in washing on the side, scrimped, saved, worried, nursed her husband and somehow kept her own kitchen going. She was determined that Lou should continue with his schooling. Young Lou went to work too, after school