Class of 1941 Remembers Gehrig
S ix members of the Class of 1941 got a head start on their 70th reunion when they gathered on Thursday morning, June 2, on South Field for a ceremony marking the 70th anniver-sary of the death of Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig ’23. The ceremony was held where home plate would have been, as best as anyone could figure, when Gehrig was slugging home runs in his one season playing for Columbia before he left school to join the New York Yankees. Athletics Director M. Dianne Murphy, who de-scribed herself as “a Yankees fan from Tennessee,” welcomed the alumni and their guests and thanked them for their longstanding devotion to Columbia. Author and Gehrig biographer Ray Robinson ’41 called it “a day of remembrance,” noting that the event had special meaning for his class since the day after Gehrig’s death was the day they graduated from Columbia.