Craig Combs, grandson of former New York Yankees standout Earle Combs, holding copies of two “get-well” letters Lou Gehrig wrote to Earle Combs in 1934 while the latter spent months recuperating in a St. Louis hospital after suffering a fractured skull from running into the leftfield fence pursuing a fly ball in Sportsman’s Park.
Craig Combs, grandson of former New York Yankees standout Earle Combs, holding copies of two “get-well” letters Lou Gehrig wrote to Earle Combs in 1934 while the latter spent months recuperating in a St. Louis hospital after suffering a fractured skull from running into the leftfield fence pursuing a fly ball in Sportsman’s Park. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com
Craig Combs, grandson of former New York Yankees standout Earle Combs, holding copies of two “get-well” letters Lou Gehrig wrote to Earle Combs in 1934 while the latter spent months recuperating in a St. Louis hospital after suffering a fractured skull from running into the leftfield fence pursuing a fly ball in Sportsman’s Park. Alex Slitz aslitz@herald-leader.com

The letters from Lou Gehrig that Earle Combs’ Kentucky grandson cherishes

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Mark Story

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.