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Letter From Lou Gehrig Captures Secret Struggle

May 01, 2014

A poignant personal letter from baseball legend Lou Gehrig to his doctor is up for auction today, some 75 years after the ailing Yankee slugger signed it.

The typed letter, signed “Lou,” is dated Sept. 13, 1939 -– exactly three months after Gehrig was diagnosed with the fatal disease that would come to bear his name.

 
 

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