Some of Lou Gehrig’s Baseball Belongings and How They Remained Hidden For 70+ Years
Lou Gehrig’s story as told in The Pride of The Yankees, the 1942 Hollywood version of his life, made it seem like there were no other women in Lou’s life except for his mother Christina and wife Eleanor.
In the August 2, 2011 New York Times is a story of how Lou seems to have dated at least one other woman. That relationship apparently lead to the woman, Ruth Martin, having a friendship with Lou’s mother Christina for many years, beyond her relationship with Lou. After Christina passed away in 1954, Ruth Martin inherited some of Lou’s possessions. It is an interesting story.
Jeffrey Quick, Ruth Martin’s son, is selling these one-of-a-kind artifacts at Heritage Auctions on August 4, 2011.