Lou Gehrig baseball bat sold for $ 715,120 at an online auction ESPN.com. The legendary player used this bat in 1938, a year before he retired, and also won the championship that year as a New York Yankees player. The batsman comes from the family of former teammate Earl Coombs.
At the age of 20, the player made his debut in the North American professional baseball league, MLB, in 1923, and only played for the Yankees until his retirement in 1939. He won the tournament a total of six times, and was voted the best player twice, and in 1939 he entered Hall of Fame.
Lou Gehrig retired after being diagnosed with ALS on June 19, 1939, which resulted in his death two years later, at the age of 37.
Muscular dystrophy was later named after him, and Stephen Hawking and Mao Zedong, among others, suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
A film was shot about the life of a baseball player, and 1942’s The Pride of the Yankees won an Oscar. Lou Gehrig was played by the great actor Gary Cooper.
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