Henry Louis Gehrig's Football Career

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June 19, 1903 was the day Henry Louis Gehrig was born in East Harlem, New York. In 1933, he married Eleanor Twitchell Right after his high school years he played in Hartford to help earn money for his family. He went to Columbia University before playing for the Yankees in 1925. While being on a football scholarship, Gehrig was majoring in engineering. He played both baseball and football starting his sophomore year because during his freshman year he got caught accepting money for playing on a professional team. The year of 1923, the Yankees signed Gehrig onto the team with a $1,500 bonus. He ended up replacing Wally Pipp as first basemen for the World Series. In 1938, Gehrig’s batting average dropped to .300 which hasn’t been that low since

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