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I've never seen an authentic autographed jersey by Lou Gehrig before, and this one is real. This is a one-of-a-kind item you have here. It must be worth a fortune!

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Lou Gehrig played for the New York Yankees from 1923 to 1939, never playing for another major league team.
  • Fact 2: Lou Gehrig was the first athlete to appear on a box of Wheaties cereal.
  • Fact 3: Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games for the New York Yankees, from 1925-1939, a record that stood until it was broken by Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1995.
  • Fact 4: Lou Gehrig's number with the New York Yankees, 4, was the first number to be permanently retired in Major League Baseball.
  • Fact 5: Lou Gehrig worked as the New York City Parole Commissioner following his retirement from baseball, appointed by Mayor LaGuardia for his "firm belief in parole, properly administered."

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