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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  |  SEPTEMBER 2020

A Nasty Rumor Surrounded the Retirement of Lou Gehrig

A New York sportswriter made a terrible accusation that threatened to confuse the oublic about why Lou Gehrig had left the Yankees. Gehrig and his teammates responded with fury and lawsuits to protect thelegacy of "The Iron Horse."
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“He was an insecure and diffident man … He felt that every time he comes to the bat it’s going to be his last in the big leagues.” 
— author Ray Robinson on Lou Gehrig

We’re losing the great baseball players born between the World Wars

Whitey Ford is the oldest-living Hall of Famer. WIth the loss of Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, and Al Kaline in 2020, it's a reminder that the members of a generation are leaving us.
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BORN THIS MONTH


The redhead Mike Schmidt was a fixture in the middle of the Phillies' lineup in the 1970s and 1980s, wiggling his back side, flashing his quick swing, and smoking home runs over the fence. He won his first home run title when he was 24, his eighth and final one when he was 36. Schmidt hit more home runs than any other third baseman in history, and many of them were lasers. Harmon Killebrew hit them high and deep, but Schmitty’s homers were line drives that got out before the pitcher could say “Oops.”
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