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Gehrig HR ball to pay for med school

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)

A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit for a home run in the 1928 World Series.

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Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, says she's selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son, Michael. She says the proceeds will be used to pay off his medical school debt.

Gehrig hit the homer off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander while teammate Babe Ruth was on base. He called it his most significant home run at the time.

Hunt Auctions plans to sell the ball Tuesday at the All-Star FanFest in Kansas City, Mo., and predicts it could fetch $100,000 to $200,000.

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