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Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig’s Connection to West New York



New York Yankees legends and Baseball Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played at Miller Stadium in West New York in the early 1930s.

Ruth had participated with the Fort Lee Team to play against the West New York team, with Lou Gehrig participating. The game had a total of 8,000 people in attendance.

Miller Stadium, the current home of the Memorial Tigers high school baseball team, is also well known as one of the set locations for Bruce Springsteen’s hit, “Glory Days.”

You will not often hear about baseball legends once playing in a stadium that is the current home of a high school team in Hudson County. Despite being now just a stadium for a high school, it sure does have a lasting legacy.

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth team up for final championship together. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)