Friday, January 2, 2015

This Day In New York Yankees History 1/2: Lou Gehrig Parole Commissioner

On this day in 1940, with Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in attendance, Lou Gehrig was sworn in as a member of the New York City Parole Commission. The term is for 10 years but Gehrig became too ill with ALS to even sign his name on the contract and has to ask for a leave of absence the very next year.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)