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Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth & Knute Rockne Photograph
- Condition Very Good
- Size 13 1/2" x 16 1/4"
- Location Table #2
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- Lot # 002
- System ID # 2492253
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This Lot consists of a Framed Photographic Print featuring a Lou Gehrig, Knute Rockne and Babe Ruth.
Knute Rockne was a coach for Notre Dame and made his .881 winning percentage the highest in history. Rockne was born in 1988 in Voss, Norway and came to the United States when he was five. At Chicago's North West Division High School, Rockne ran track and played football briefly, but he didn't graduate. After working as a postal clerk for several years, he passed an entrance exam to Notre Dame and enrolled in 1922 at the age of 22. Rockne graduated with honors in 1914 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He stayed at Notre Dame to teach chemistry and served as Football Coach Jess Harper's assistant. He took over as coach in when Harper resigned in 1918. He received a lucrative offer to help in the production of a Hollywood movie, "The Spirit of Notre Dame." Traveling to Los Angeles on March 31, he was killed when his plane crashed in a pasture near Bazaar, Kansas at the age of 43.
Lou Gehrig played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball as a first basemen for the New York Yankees. He signed with the Yankees in 1923 and set several major-league records during his caHis consecutive game streak ended on May 2, 1939, when he voluntarily took himself out of the lineup, stunning both players and fans, after his performance on the field became hampered by an undiagnosed ailment which is now referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease". He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939 and passed away in 1941.
Babe Ruth started with the Baltimore Orioles at the age of 19 before being sold to the Boston Red Sox. He still remains the greatest figure in major league baseball, and one of the true icons in American history. The Babe helped save baseball from the ugly Black Sox scandal, and gave hope to millions during The Great Depression. In 1918, he set up a single season home run record of 29 dingers in 1919 before being sold to the New York Yankees. In 1946, it was discovered that Babe had a malignant tumor on his neck, and his health began to deteriorate quickly. On June 13, 1948, his jersey number “3” was retired by the Yankees during his last appearance at Yankee Stadium. He passed in 1948.