Lou Gehrig at Columbia

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Columbia University student Lou Gehrig at bat on South Field in 1922. Gehrig joined the New York Yankees in 1925 and remained a Yankee until his retirement in 1939. He is remembered as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Speaking of baseball, Columbia University's Baker Field (at 215th Street in upper Manhattan) was the site of the nation's first televised sports event, a baseball game between Columbia and Princeton universities, May 17, 1939, broadcast by NBC.

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Frank da Cruz / fdc@columbia.edu / Columbia University Computing History / Aug 2001, July 2003.