PDA

View Full Version : Name The Yankee Scout Who First Spotted Lou Gehrig?



Michaels07
08-17-01, 10:43 AM
At what College game?

Jim Roche
08-17-01, 11:17 AM
Yankee scout Paul Kritchell spotted Lou at a Columbia University game.... Paul also signed Whitey Ford..........

Michaels07
08-17-01, 11:48 AM
Where was the game played/?The opposing College team?

Gehrig
08-17-01, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Michaels07
Where was the game played/?The opposing College team?


Geeeeez...these are getting tough...

New Jersey, against Rutgers University ?

Michaels07
08-17-01, 02:05 PM
Once again you live up to your name.:NY: :NY: :NY: :NY: :D :cool: :)

Gehrig
08-17-01, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by Michaels07
Once again you live up to your name.:NY: :NY: :NY: :NY: :D :cool: :)

You had me on the ropes with that one... :lol:

penguin4
08-19-01, 02:42 AM
Interestingly enough, Krichell kind of spotted him almost by accident... he was there to watch a left-handed pitcher (Gehrig also pitched in college... struck out 17 batters in one game once -- a Columbia record!), but the day he showed up -- the Rutgers game -- Gehrig was starting right field, and he hit two homeruns that went into the woods behind the field at Rutgers. Krichell was doubly amazed to find out that the slugger in right field was the pitcher he was there to see!

Columbia played the next game vs. NYU at Columbia's south field, and Gehrig started on the mound that day. He hit one off the sundial on 116th street (about a 450-foot blast), while striking out 8, and allowing only 6 hits the whole game.

What I never understood, though, if Gehrig was as good a pitcher as hitter in college (or at least, worthy of recognition as a pitcher), why wasn't it pushed that he could pitch, too, when he was signed?