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18 Mar 2016 

Lou Gehrig's New Rochelle home for sale

The home at 9 Meadow Lane in New Rochelle that was once owned by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig is up for sale.(Photo: Contributed)

NEW ROCHELLE - For $399,999, you could buy thehome that Lou Gehrig bought for his parents in the 1930s.

The Colonial-style, four-bedroom home at 9 Meadow Lane in the historic Residence Park section of the city is up for sale. The market value of the home is $506,826, according to the city's assessment rolls. The asking price Bethesda Md Homes for Sale is $399,999.

The home, which hasanentry foyer, living room with afireplace, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, two and a half bathrooms, master bedroom with afireplace, threeadditional bedrooms, an attic and a one-car garage, is being sold "as is."

Jonathan Eig, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who wrote a biography about Gehrig titled "Luckiest Man" published in 2005, said this home wasGehrig'sfirst major purchase.

"Gehrig was a cheapskate and never spent money," Eig said. "But this was right afterThe Babe (Babe Ruth)retired, and he (Gehrig) was just namedcaptain and received a raise. Hewas secure Home for sale bethesda md financially anddecided to spring for a house in the burbs."

Eig said Gehrig was a "momma's boy" and lived with his parents for most of his adult life until he married his wifeEleanor in 1933. Gehrig died in 1941

"He was incredibly shy and an uncomfortable guy when it comes to being an adult and being with the Yankees," Eig said. "He was a mommas boy who wanted to be close to home when the other ballplayers were out drinking. He didn't want any part of it."

"He felt like he had to set the table with his mother, so buying this home for him and his parents made Home for sale bethesda md perfect sense with his character," Eig said.

Between 2000 and 2005, when Eig was writing the book, he said hevisited the Meadow Lane home.

"It looked like Home for sale bethesda md much of it was vintage. I could get a feel of what it was like when the Homes for sale bethesda maryland Gehrigs lived there," Eig said. "Iknocked on the door and met the owner. She said she found an old exercise bike that used to belong to him (Gehrig) but gave it away."

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