Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig "Dugout Steps" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
***GET A FREE BABE RUTH "THREE-BATS" 16x20 PHOTOGRAPH w/ PURCHASE OF 16x20 DISPLAY! (SEE IMAGE ABOVE) *** George Herman Babe Ruth, otherwise known as "The Babe," was an American original and baseball's first great slugger. Easily the most celebrated athlete of his time, his legacy has stretched to today. Is there anyone who hasn't heard of Babe Ruth? All he did was lead the Bronx Bombers to four World Series titles, hitting 714 home runs in the process. He led the league in HRs 12 times, including a remarkable 60 round-trippers in 1927. Lou Gehrig played 17 seasons for the Yankees and was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse." He finished with a remarkable career batting average of .340. A seven-time All-Star, and six-time World Series champion, Gehrig won the Triple Crown in 1934 and was twice named the American League's Most Valuable Player. Ruth & Gehrig were teammates for several seasons and had a tumultuous relationship. Over their years together on the Yankees, there were verbal spats between the pipe-smoking, college-educated Lou and the ebullient, stogie-chomping Babe. But on July 4, 1939, the New York Yankees held "Lou Gehrig Day" at Yankee Stadium. Gehrig had been diagnosed with ALS just two weeks earlier. With more than 62,000 fans in attendance, the Iron Horse took the microphone for what would become one of the most memorable moments in baseball history. At the close of Gehrig's emotional "Luckiest Man" speech, Babe Ruth walked up, put his arm around his former teammate and spoke in his ear, both men smiling ear to ear. Gehrig was elected to the Hall of Fame that December. He died in 1941, at age 37. This great offering from our unsigned SGA Signature Series celebrates these two unforgettable Yankees who single-handedly helped shape baseball as America's pastime. This Sports Gallery Exclusive includes a classic 16x20 or 11x14 photograph from their 1930's prime, framed with floating plate that includes laser-engraved facsimile signatures of BOTH Gehrig and Ruth. Throw in the Yankees famous logo and "Gehrig & Ruth" is a classic piece of Sports Art that any baseball fan would cherish. A great gift!