CT mom to auction Gehrig baseball to pay son's med school bills

A cherished piece of baseball history is about to hit the auction block.A Connecticut family is selling the baseball that former New York Yankees slugger

WOODBURY - A cherished piece of baseball history is about to hit the auction block.A Connecticut family is selling the baseball that former New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit a home run with in the 1928 World Series. A mother says she's selling the ball to pay for her 30-year-old son's medical school debt.Gehrig hit the homer off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander while teammate Babe Ruth was on base. The baseball will be auctioned Tuesday and is expected to fetch as much as $200,000.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

An informational meeting will be open to the 1 Meeting held on controversial Heartland Town Square project
It was eight years ago the recession was 2 State budget talks continue over extension of millionaire's tax
Islip Town officials updated residents on the future 3 Town gives update on Roberto Clemente Park reopening
A Lynbrook village police officer suffered broken bones 4 Lynbrook officer hurt responding to bank call; 2 arrested
According to police, the teens had just left 5 Police: 2 teens robbed walking from school in Freeport

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE