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Lou Gehrig

Posted in Kensico Cemetery with tags , , on October 7, 2013 by Cade

gehrig1June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941

It doesn’t get much more “New York” than Hall of Famer Henry Louis Gehrig. He was born in New York. He died in New York. And, he played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees. As a player, Gehrig was outstanding. With a career batting average of .340, the left-handed first baseman was a 7-time All-Star, won six World Series titles won the Triple Crown in 1934 and set franchise offensive records that stood for more than 70 years. Nicknamed, “The Iron Horse,” Gehrig set one of his most famous records when he played in 2.130 consecutive games – a feat eventually broken by Cal Ripkin, Jr some 56 years later.

Off the field, Gehrig is probably most notably and tragically remembered for being diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) – the disease which would eventually be associated colloquially with his name. He walked away from baseball in 1939 after delivering his iconic “Luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech at Yankee Stadium. He died of ALS just two years later. He was 37 years-old.

Burial

Kensico Cemetery – Valhalla, NY

Specific Location

Section 93, Lot 12686; On the eastern side of a loop in Ossipee Ave., 2nd row back.

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Babe Ruth

Posted in Gate of Heaven Cemetery with tags , , on April 13, 2013 by Cade

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February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948

Look, I hate the Yankees.  I have hated the Yankees my whole life.  I HATE, hate them. Hate.

But, George Herman Ruth transcends mere pinstripes.  He is perhaps the most famous baseball player of all time.  Brandishing nicknames like “The Great Bambino,” “The Sultan of Swat” and – most simply and memorably – “Babe,” he dominated the game for 20 years.  He set records for nearly every conceivable hitting category and was instrumental in the explosion of baseball’s popularity.  Despite the uniform, he deserves all the accolades he has been given.

Besides, without Babe Ruth, the movie The Sandlot wouldn’t make  any sense at all. And that would be sad.

Burial

Gate of Heaven Cemetery– Valhalla, NY

Specific Location

Section 25, Plot 1115; Up the hill on the main road in the cemetery, turn right at Section 25, Babe’s grave is on your left about 50 feet from the road.

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