Total Classics 1939 By Jim825, dennisjames71 & kyleb
The 1939 baseball season marked a turning point in the history of the American League, as it lost one of its greatest players, Lou Gehrig. Gehrig's teammates had noticed something wrong with their 35-year-old leader early in the 1938 season when the ball no longer jumped off his bat. He had rallied to finish with only slightly sub-par numbers: a .295 batting average, 114 RBI, and 29 homers.
Steadily deteriorating from the start