LOU GEHRIG’S CAREER AS A RUNNING BACK ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S FOOTBALL TEAM

Hey there

Did you know that the famous baseball player, Lou Gehrig, was also a football player?

It's true! I found this great little snippet the other day.


“The big boy who we have heard is called Gehrig, is just like an ice wagon in a country town, he goes right by in spite of all attempts to stop him.”

Courtesy of The Columbia Alumni News, October 20, 1922.


This is a photo of the 1922 Columbia University football team. Lou is second from the right. This photo is from the same issue where I found the snippet.




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