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Lou Gehrig & George W. Pipgras Signed Photo

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Lou Gehrig & George W. Pipgras Signed  Photo
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Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) and George Pipgras (December 20, 1899 – October 19, 1986) signed 8 X 10 Black and White Photograph. Both signatures are in black ink and have aged over time. July 4, 1939 was the day when a dying Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech between games of a doubleheader. Gehrig’s tearful remarks are often referred to as baseball’s “Gettysburg Address.” After Gehrig spoke, the huge crowd stood and applauded for almost two minutes. Gehrig was visibly shaken as he stepped away from the microphone and wiped the tears away from his face with his handkerchief. Babe Ruth came over and hugged him. Later that year, the Baseball Writers Association elected Gehrig to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, waiving the mandatory five-year waiting period. And less than two years later Lou Gehrig passed away, a victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the disease that now bears his name. The Yankee captain, the Iron Horse, was just 37 years old. George Pipgras pitched for the New York Yankees from 1923-1933, leading the American League in wins in 1928 with 24. Originally property of the Boston Red Sox, he was traded on January 3, 1923, along with Harvey Hendrick for Al DeVormer and cash. A member of the famous '27 Yankees Murderers Row team, he won all three of his World Series appearances in 1927, 1928 and 1932. He was especially tough on Ty Cobb, allowing the 'Georgia Peach,' only a .182 average in 11 at bats. On May 12, 1933, the Yankees sold him back to the Red Sox, where his career was cut short with a devastating injury. While attempting to snap off a curve ball, he broke his arm. Subsequent attempts at a comeback proved to be futile. He directed his career in baseball toward umpiring, becoming an American League umpire for 11 years. He later scouted for the Red Sox. He accrued a lifetime 102-73 record in the majors with a 4.09 ERA including 12 saves. This item has been professionally custom matted and framed. Comes with a Letter of Authentication from Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators, along with the GFA guarantee of authenticity.
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Lou Gehrig & George W. Pipgras Signed Photo

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Sep 28, 2022
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Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) and George Pipgras (December 20, 1899 – October 19, 1986) signed 8 X 10 Black and White Photograph. Both signatures are in black ink and have aged over time. July 4, 1939 was the day when a dying Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech between games of a doubleheader. Gehrig’s tearful remarks are often referred to as baseball’s “Gettysburg Address.” After Gehrig spoke, the huge crowd stood and applauded for almost two minutes. Gehrig was visibly shaken as he stepped away from the microphone and wiped the tears away from his face with his handkerchief. Babe Ruth came over and hugged him. Later that year, the Baseball Writers Association elected Gehrig to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, waiving the mandatory five-year waiting period. And less than two years later Lou Gehrig passed away, a victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the disease that now bears his name. The Yankee captain, the Iron Horse, was just 37 years old. George Pipgras pitched for the New York Yankees from 1923-1933, leading the American League in wins in 1928 with 24. Originally property of the Boston Red Sox, he was traded on January 3, 1923, along with Harvey Hendrick for Al DeVormer and cash. A member of the famous '27 Yankees Murderers Row team, he won all three of his World Series appearances in 1927, 1928 and 1932. He was especially tough on Ty Cobb, allowing the 'Georgia Peach,' only a .182 average in 11 at bats. On May 12, 1933, the Yankees sold him back to the Red Sox, where his career was cut short with a devastating injury. While attempting to snap off a curve ball, he broke his arm. Subsequent attempts at a comeback proved to be futile. He directed his career in baseball toward umpiring, becoming an American League umpire for 11 years. He later scouted for the Red Sox. He accrued a lifetime 102-73 record in the majors with a 4.09 ERA including 12 saves. This item has been professionally custom matted and framed. Comes with a Letter of Authentication from Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators, along with the GFA guarantee of authenticity.
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