The Mariano Rivera Farewell Auction
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You don't have to be a Yankees or Red Sox fan to appreciate the Bambino. The legendary Babe Ruth walloped 714 home runs in his amazing career to go along with 2211 RBI and a lifetime batting average of .342. The Babe batted an astounding .393 in 1923 drove in 171 runs in 1921 and smacked 60 home runs in 1927. He led the AL in home runs 12 times RBI six times and walks 11 times. Ruth was a charter member of the Baseball Hall of Fame elected in 1936. In June 1925 Lou Gehrig replaced Yankees First Baseman Wally Pipp in the line up. Its a position he held for 2130 consecutive games. A model of consistency The Iron Horse was named to seven All-Star teams and awarded the American League MVP award twice 1927 and 1936. Gehrigs freakish skills allowed him to hit for both power and average winning the Triple Crown in 1934 with a .363 average 49 HR and 165 RBI. A six-time World Series Champion Gehrig was inducted into baseballs Hall of Fame in 1939. His number 4 is famously retired by the Yankees where he sits in second place behind Derek Jeter on the teams All-Time Career Hits list with 2721. This is a Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig unsigned photo that comes from the private collection of best selling author Jeffrey Gitomer.
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