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Footage from 1935 of baseball legend Lou Gehrig and former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey at New York City’s famous gym run by Artie McGovern–as featured in the New York Times:

Henry Louis “Lou” or “Buster” Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was a baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname “The Iron Horse.” He finished with a career batting average of .340, an on-base percentage of .447, a slugging percentage of .632, and he tallied 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in (RBIs). A seven-time All-Star and six-time World Series champion, Gehrig won the Triple Crown in 1934 and was twice named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. Gehrig was the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired, and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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