Just a Glimpse of the Great Lou Gehrig

Posted: 26th February 2010 by Perry Arnold in MLB
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In 1927 the New York Yankees won the World Series. Their lineup was called Murderers' Row, and featured the likes of Tony Lazzeri, Earle Combs, and Bob Meusel. Of course, in 1927 Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs, setting a record that would last for 34 years. Babe also hit 29 doubles, eight triples (believe it or not), and drove in 164 runs that year. But this story is not about the '27 Yankees. This story is not about Babe Ruth either. This story is about Lou Gehrig. Specifically, this story is about a glimpse of Lou Gehrig in 1927. Gehrig came into his own in 1927. Gehrig hit cleanup in the lineup that featured Babe Ruth in the third spot in the order. You have to pause for just a minute and think about that. Ruth was third in the order, and Ruth hit 60 home runs. Babe Ruth drove in 164 runs i ...

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