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The Yankees Offered to Trade Lou Gehrig to the Red Sox

New York Yankees announced they had acquired Columbia University star baseball player Lou Gehrig on June 12, 1923, although the signing had occurred a little more than a month before.

Henry Louis Gehrig had the reputation of being the "Babe Ruth of the colleges" because he hit the ball farther than any other college player.

Gehrig made his Yankees' debut on June 15, 1923 as a ninth inning defensive replacement for first baseman Wally Pipp. It would not be the only time that Lou Gehrig replaced Wally Pipp.

Lou played for Hartford of the Eastern League in 1924 and 1925, hitting .304 and then .369. He joined the Yankees for his first full season in 1925, but not before there was a little intrigue.

The Yankees offered Gehrig ...

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