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This is the grave of Lou Gehrig. Born in 1903 in Manhattan, Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig was the son of German immigrants. His father was a drunk sheet-metal worker who sometimes worked. His mother was a maid who kept the family together, even though he lost multiple sisters to childhood death. From the time he was […]
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This is the grave of Dom DiMaggio. Born in San Francisco in 1917, DiMaggio of course grew up in the one of the nation’s great baseball families. His brother Joe was simply one of the greatest hitters of all time and Vince was a journeyman who had a good long career. Dominic was the youngest […]
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This is the grave of Bobby Doerr. Born in 1918 in Los Angeles, Doerr was given his middle name of Pershing after John J. Pershing, World War I general. Doerr generally did a better job of chasing down balls in the infield than Pershing did chasing Villa in Mexico. Anyway, Doerr became a star ballplayer. […]
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