Lou “Buster” Gehrig

Photo from the Library of Congress Washington catcher Hank Severeid tries to dig out a low throw, while New York Yankee Lou “Buster” Gehrig slides head-first into home plate. It took a little digging, but I finally found when this picture was taken: August 16, 1925 – it’s the only game I could find where Gehrig scored, Nallin was umpiring home plate, and Hank Severeid was catching in Washington. I had never heard of Lou Gehrig referred to as “Buster” before, but check out the following game recap from the Washington Reporter, August 17, 1925: I know it’s hard to … Continue reading