Christina Gehrig: The Iron Horse’s Iron-Fisted Mom

Lou Gehrig had two women in his life – his mother Christina and his wife Eleanor. Had the two been able to get along, the personal life of the legendary New York Yankees ballplayer and Hall of Famer would have been less stressful. During Gehrig’s youth, Christina, a first-generation German immigrant, was the family’s backbone. Father Heinrich was mostly unemployed, […]

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