Sport: Iron Horse

It was the year everyone was fascinated by a new craze called crossword puzzles —Jack Dempsey was World's Heavyweight Champion, What Price Glory was playing on Broadway, and Ty Cobb was still in his prime — when Manager Miller Huggins of the New York Yankees, one fine day in June 1925, stepped up to a clumsy, rosy-cheeked rookie his scouts had picked up on the Columbia campus. "Gehrig," he muttered, "you take Wally Pipp's place at first base today." Last week, for the first time since that faraway day, the Yankees started a game...

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