Lou and Eleanor
In 1935, Yankee slugger
Lou Gehrig was at the peak of his career. With
Babe Ruth finishing out his career with the Boston
Braves, the Yankees were Gehrig's team.
That year, Lou's beloved wife Eleanor collaborated
with a popular songwriter of the era, Fred Fisher,
to write an ode to her husband. The song was called
I Can't Get to First Base With You.
Gehrig's facsimile signature appears on his left
arm on the sheet music. On his right arm, however,
on this copy, he signed his name.
This photo of Lou and Eleanor Gehrig
was taken on May 13, 1935. Eleanor was playing
Lou the song that she had just written for
him. Lou was in an especially good mood that
afternoon as his consecutive games played
streak had just hit 1600.