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It’s Been 68 Years Since Lou Gehrig Passed Away

Published by on June 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The funeral service for Lou Gehrig was as simple and as modest as the man.

On a rainy day in New York, only about 100 relatives, friends, and associates were at Christ Church in Riverdale.

The Gehrig family requested that there would be no eulogy. None was necessary.

The ceremony lasted eight minutes.

Bill Dickey and Bill Terry

Bill Dickey, who roomed with Lou Gehrig, flew in from Detroit, where the Yankees had played the Tigers.

Bill told reporters, "Lou and I had an agreement that, whoever went first, the other would see him off."

New York Giants manager Bill Terry, a man who had the reputation of being unemotional, choked up as the coffin passe...

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