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Lou Gehrig is my all time favorite athlete in any sport. He was a New Yorker through and through born and raised in Manhattan. Article said Lou's bat weighed 40 ounces. Babe used a 42 ounce bat. They were real men back in those days. Of course you didn't have 98mph sliders breaking in on you so they had more time to swing those big sticks.



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Lou Gehrig was definitely a bad ass motherfucker!



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WongLee wrote: Lou Gehrig is my all time favorite athlete in any sport. He was a New Yorker through and through born and raised in Manhattan. Article said Lou's bat weighed 40 ounces. Babe used a 42 ounce bat. They were real men back in those days. Of course you didn't have 98mph sliders breaking in on you so they had more time to swing those big sticks.
If you’re ever in the neighborhood, 9 Meadow Lane in New Rochelle is the address of one Gehrig’s houses. It’s off of Lou Gehrig Road but other than that there is no indication he lived there. I just stumbled across it one day and took some pics. It was for sale, this was maybe 2 years ago. Hopefully the new owners haven’t made any significant changes to it. Anyway, the story of the house is that he bought it during the off-season after the famous 1927 season as a gift for his mother, and made many of the improvements to the house himself. Gehrig, his wife, and his parents all lived in it together for a time.  Gehrig’s wife and mother did not get along at all so they moved out, but his parents remained in the home for 10 years until they mysteriously stopped paying the mortgage for reasons no one is sure of.   The house was foreclosed on and his parents moved. It’s changed hands several times since then and very few people seem to realize the significance of the home.  The fact that Gehrig was very handy and personally refurbished it is the real selling point for those into that kind of thing. 

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https://www.ha.com/heritage-auctions-hall-of-fame-best-prices-realized.s?ic=browsecategory-all-sold-121515
If you sign up as a " member", you can see go back and find out on what things sold for and when it was sold. A PSA 9 Mint 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle sold for $2,880,000 in Aug 2018. 1965 Muhammad Ali & Sonny Liston Fight Worn Gloves-Both Pairs from the Famous "Phantom Punch" Bout.... sold for an incredible $956,000 in Feb 2015. Things are divided up by category such as sports, Art, Coins & Currency, Comics & Comic Art, Historical, Science, Books & Nature and a few other things. I could spend hours looking around.

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srossi wrote: WongLee wrote: Lou Gehrig is my all time favorite athlete in any sport. He was a New Yorker through and through born and raised in Manhattan. Article said Lou's bat weighed 40 ounces. Babe used a 42 ounce bat. They were real men back in those days. Of course you didn't have 98mph sliders breaking in on you so they had more time to swing those big sticks.
If you’re ever in the neighborhood, 9 Meadow Lane in New Rochelle is the address of one Gehrig’s houses. It’s off of Lou Gehrig Road but other than that there is no indication he lived there. I just stumbled across it one day and took some pics. It was for sale, this was maybe 2 years ago. Hopefully the new owners haven’t made any significant changes to it. Anyway, the story of the house is that he bought it during the off-season after the famous 1927 season as a gift for his mother, and made many of the improvements to the house himself. Gehrig, his wife, and his parents all lived in it together for a time.  Gehrig’s wife and mother did not get along at all so they moved out, but his parents remained in the home for 10 years until they mysteriously stopped paying the mortgage for reasons no one is sure of.   The house was foreclosed on and his parents moved. It’s changed hands several times since then and very few people seem to realize the significance of the home.  The fact that Gehrig was very handy and personally refurbished it is the real selling point for those into that kind of thing. WOW!! I knew none of that. What I have seen is a plaque in front of the spot where Lou was born on East 94th Street in Manhattan. The original tenement is long gone but the plaque designates where the building was. James Cagney grew up two blocks over on East 96th Street. I only own three sports jerseys from my three favorite athletes. I have a 1969 Nolan Ryan Mets, a 1976 Julius Erving Nets, and a 1939 Lou Gehrig Yankees. All of them replicas of course.

Funny side story. Steve Yohe (who I have great respect for as a historian and researcher) was posting New York results from 1921 on KKKlassics.

Brooklyn, NY: Thursday, January 6, 1921
(Star Theatre) … Oishi (of Japan) vs Henry Gehrig (of NYC) … Jean Bruce vs Sailor Smitherson … Referee: George Bothner


Nobody noticed it as it was posted on the Loo Thez board. I brought it up. Hmmmm....Henry Gehrig (Lou's real first name), it was 1921 so Gehrig would have been 21 years old. Certainly old enough to wrestle. He had the size for it as he was over 200lbs. It was January so there wouldn't have been any baseball. Yohe e-mailed me thinking I may have found the greatest wrestling find since the Charlie Thesz threesome with the amputees. But alas, the rassler was Henry GehRING so no cigar.

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WongLee wrote: srossi wrote: WongLee wrote: Lou Gehrig is my all time favorite athlete in any sport. He was a New Yorker through and through born and raised in Manhattan. Article said Lou's bat weighed 40 ounces. Babe used a 42 ounce bat. They were real men back in those days. Of course you didn't have 98mph sliders breaking in on you so they had more time to swing those big sticks.
If you’re ever in the neighborhood, 9 Meadow Lane in New Rochelle is the address of one Gehrig’s houses. It’s off of Lou Gehrig Road but other than that there is no indication he lived there. I just stumbled across it one day and took some pics. It was for sale, this was maybe 2 years ago. Hopefully the new owners haven’t made any significant changes to it. Anyway, the story of the house is that he bought it during the off-season after the famous 1927 season as a gift for his mother, and made many of the improvements to the house himself. Gehrig, his wife, and his parents all lived in it together for a time.  Gehrig’s wife and mother did not get along at all so they moved out, but his parents remained in the home for 10 years until they mysteriously stopped paying the mortgage for reasons no one is sure of.   The house was foreclosed on and his parents moved. It’s changed hands several times since then and very few people seem to realize the significance of the home.  The fact that Gehrig was very handy and personally refurbished it is the real selling point for those into that kind of thing. WOW!! I knew none of that. What I have seen is a plaque in front of the spot where Lou was born on East 94th Street in Manhattan. The original tenement is long gone but the plaque designates where the building was. James Cagney grew up two blocks over on East 96th Street. I only own three sports jerseys from my three favorite athletes. I have a 1969 Nolan Ryan Mets, a 1976 Julius Erving Nets, and a 1939 Lou Gehrig Yankees. All of them replicas of course.

Funny side story. Steve Yohe (who I have great respect for as a historian and researcher) was posting New York results from 1921 on KKKlassics.

Brooklyn, NY: Thursday, January 6, 1921
(Star Theatre) … Oishi (of Japan) vs Henry Gehrig (of NYC) … Jean Bruce vs Sailor Smitherson … Referee: George Bothner


Nobody noticed it as it was posted on the Loo Thez board. I brought it up. Hmmmm....Henry Gehrig (Lou's real first name), it was 1921 so Gehrig would have been 21 years old. Certainly old enough to wrestle. He had the size for it as he was over 200lbs. It was January so there wouldn't have been any baseball. Yohe e-mailed me thinking I may have found the greatest wrestling find since the Charlie Thesz threesome with the amputees. But alas, the rassler was Henry GehRING so no cigar.



And I take it CM was the one that had to "sigh, from the Sunshine State" CORRECT you two that his name was NOT Gehrig, but GehriNg?

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