This day in baseball: Gehrig’s new deal Posted on February 19, 2017February 19, 2019 by Precious Sanders On February 19, 1935, Lou Gehrig signed a one-year deal with the New York Yankees for $30,000. The previous season, Gehrig hit .363, 49 homers, and led the American League with 165 RBIs. Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditSkypeMoreLinkedInWhatsAppTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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After a couple of years with the Yanks, Joe DiMaggio is supposed to have gone to Ed Barrow about a raise. Barrow asked how much? DiMaggio gave a number. According to legend that led to the following exchange:
Barrow: “That’s more than Gehrig gets.”
DiMaggio: “Gehrig”s underpaid.”
Don’t know if it’s true, but it’s a great story.
That is fantastic. I LOVE that story! Thanks 🙂
Reminds me of an alleged response Babe Ruth made to a sportswriter who questioned whether he should be making more money than the President of the United States. “Why not? I had a better year than he did.”