Lead: A soft-spoken, gentle man, often eclipsed by his teammate Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig proved to be one of the most consistently successful players in baseball history.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: The son of German immigrants, Henry Louis Gehrig grew up in New York City and as a young boy was not very good at baseball. He fumbled and was a terrible hitter, but began to improve when he got into school. After playing football and baseball for Columbia University in his second year the pull of the pros was irresistible and in 1923 he signed with the Hartford, Connecticut farm team. Called up to the Yankees in the fall, he batted over four hundred in 26 times at bat.

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