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When Lou Gehrig Knew Something Was Wrong

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When Lou Gehrig Knew Something Was Wrong

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Lou Gehrig was the living embodiment of excellence and reliability on the field. When he started underperforming in 1938, many suspected something was going on.

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Sports Detectives Lauren Gardner and Kevin Barrows tackle both coasts in search of two pieces of baseball history: the home run ball hit by Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series, and a rare bat that may once have been used by Yankee legend Lou Gehrig. Follow Lauren in L.A. as she tracks a remarkable story involving an uncle and his niece who didn't follow baseball but ended up with a million dollar ball. Then join Kevin as he puts a bat to the test to see if it indeed saw game action in the hands of the Pride of the Yankees.

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