From the 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.
The legendary New York Yankees slugger and the boy were fast friends and next time they tossed the ball around the front yard, Gehrig brought Howard Henderson — a fellow lefty — a better glove.
The autographed mitt -- "To Howard. I hope you have much luck with this glove as I did. Lou Gehrig." -- will be auctioned off July 15.