SABR - New York City




Member News: On April 19, Lou Gehrig and SABR member Marty Appel were inducted as "Larchmont Luminaries", the equivalent of the Larchmont (NY) Hall of Fame by the Larchmont Historical Society. Gehrig lived at 21 N. Chatsworth Avenue, 1934-1940, and Appel was a Larchmont resident from 1986-2003. The organization chose them as the first people from sports so honored, and Appel, who knew Eleanor Gehrig, spoke of Gehrig's career, his battle with ALS, and read his famous 1939 speech to the assembled. Gehrig lived just steps from the Larchmont train station, and was often seen in town, ice skating in winters, or handing out awards at the day camp. Appel coached his son's Little League team to an 0-19 season in 1991 and still blames bad umpiring. He did win a championship with his daughter's softball team, which had better umpiring. Previous honorees include John Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Walter Kerr and Jean Kerr.

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