Gherig was in Ruth’s shadow for most of his career. His feat of 4 HR’s in a was also overshadowed by another NY baseball figure. John McGraw announced his retirement the same day as Lou hit 4 homers. McGraw’s news got more headlines & press coverage than the “Iron Man’s” auspicious accomplishment. Got this info from Ken Burn’s “Baseball.”
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I was in the 6th grade at Landon school on Cleveland’s west side. The teachers opened all the classroom doors and put radios in the upper and lower halls so they could hear the games. In those days you never went downtown unless you were dressed up. I got bawled out by my mom because I wore Levis to the main library. Did you know pitcher Bob Lemon was also used as a pinch hitter. I’m a simple woman I like baseball and food. Love how so many men are wearing coats & ties along with their fedoras. An era when people dressed up to go to special events. I’m old enough to remember sports coats, crew neck sweaters, and skirts and blazers for the females were de rigor for fall sporting events.
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WGN would show the 1948 World Series film during rain delays of Cubs games when Boudreau called the games with Jack Brickhouse in the 1970s and early 1980s. The 1938 Brooklyn Dodgers dealt with bench jockeying of a different kind. Recently retired pitcher (and future HOF’er) Burleigh Grimes was the team’s manager, having replaced Casey Stengel, and his coaching staff included both recently-retired Babe Ruth and current starting shortstop Leo Durocher. Ruth had taken the first base coaching job thinking the Dodgers managerial position would be turned over to him, a fact that didn’t escape Grimes. But come the end of the 1938 season, it turns out both Grimes and Ruth were out of luck, as GM Larry McPhail handed the managerial reins over to the 33-yr-old Durocher.