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Does Derek Jeter Have Lou Gehrig’s Values?

New York Yankees front office was faced with some problems following the team’s outstanding 1937 season in which they won the pennant by 13 games and defeated the New York Giants in the World Series.

Joe DiMaggio received $15,000 in 1937 and intimated that $25,000 would not be sufficient in 1938. Of course, the reality of the situation was that Joe had only two choices—play for the Yankees or don’t play.  Joe didn’t have the option of becoming a free agent.

There was much more.

Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing became holdouts.  Ruffing, the right-handed ace of the pitching staff, didn’t sign until May.  Interestingly, he had his best season in 1937, going 20-7 with a 2.98 ERA.

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