Important 1939 Lou Gehrig/Joe McCarthy Wire Photo 
Lot Number 915
 
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This incredible Associated Press photo is dated June 21, 1939, the very day the Yankees announced Gehrig's retirement from baseball and proclaimed the following July 4 as "Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium. The full tag line, taped to the back and poignantly entitled, "It's All Right, Lou," explains that Gehrig has just returned from the Mayo Clinic and is revealing to manager Joe McCarthy their diagnosis of "chronic infantile paralysis." With only the slightest evidence of wear, this heartbreaking photo measures 6x8 and grades (EX). 
 
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