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Sportswriter, James Cruisenberry
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The Boy Was Lou Gehrig

James Cruisenberry was a prominent sports writer for the Chicago Daily News in the 1910s and 1920s. In this letter, he describes seeing Lou Gehrig for the first time.

Gehrig, at 17, in his high school uniform, just as Cruisenberry saw him for the first time.

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See a ticket and scored scorecard from the last game of Gehrig's career.

See a ball signed in 1927 by Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Tony Lazzeri and Bob Meusel, better known as "Murderer's Row."

See a piece of sheet music, written by Gehrig's wife and signed by Gehrig.