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Lou Gehrig is now a Yankee...

Item # 606288

June 12, 1923

THE WORLD, New York, June 12, 1923

* Lou Gehrig becomes professional
* New York Yankees signing (1st report)
* Columbia University baseball star

For any collector of baseball history, a report of the signing of any future star always figures high on the "most wanted" list. Here is one.
The sports page has a somewhat inconspicuous--yet very significant--report reading: "Lou Gehrig, the Columbia first baseman and pitcher, worked out before the game. As exclusively told in the World on Sunday, he is now a Yank..." (see).
Other content on the same page concerning Babe Ruth in a game against Cleveland (see).
Terrific to have this report in this famous New York newspaper, the home paper to the Yankees and Columbia University where he played. He was also a local New York high school stand-out.
Complete in 32 pages, a few minor binding slits at the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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