In this photo taken on Monday, June 30, 2014, Howard Henderson, who as a boy in New York played catch with baseball legend Lou Gehrig, holds a signed baseball mitt given to him by Gehrig when he was young, near Henderson's Greenwich, Conn., home. Gehrig, a Yankee first baseman and a friend of Henderson's songwriter father, visited his home and Henderson visited him when he had ALS. The mitt, that was autographed by Gehrig with a hot instrument, will be auctioned in July, expecting to fetch $200,000 to $300,000. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — It was some 80 years ago that Lou Gehrig and the 12-year-old son of a songwriter got bored with talk of music and opted to play catch instead.

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