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Leo tagged the former New York Yankees starting pitcher and gave up a solo home run in the first inning of the third game of the series with Billy Pierce. He walked back to the dugout yelling, “This old man has some heart.” The Yankees beat the visiting Washington Senators, 11–0, in the opener on May 6, 1923.
Regardless, manager McGraw believed he had seen the future: he explained, “There was nothing but baseball in Gehrig’s head, and once he latched on to a ball, it was hard to get him to let go.” During a May 24 stand-up double, Gehrig missed the ball after it bounced back to him from first base. In the following at-bat, he grounded into a double play.
It had been an overcast spring day when he arrived at the stadium, and the skies were darkening when he departed, scarcely a trace left of the wind that had given his teammates such fits. Gehrig told reporters he had the flu. “They couldn’t even see a record crowd,” commented S. A. White, the sports editor of the New York American. “I just don’t understand baseball or baseball players. The man’s 24 and has been playing for 10 years. If he can’t pitch and field, he can’t pitch and field. Then, again, titles and championships mean a lot to the public. It makes them think he can pitch the game over, but that’s not true. If he could field first-rate, he could field third-rate. But he can’t. It’s just a case of a lot of talk and just nothing else.”
In the first game of the regular season, the Yankees’ new first baseman doubled the visiting Brooklyn Robins home pitcher to score a run and prevented a shutout. Gehrig also scored on an error after a slow roller. He was involved in one double play in the third inning. Manager McGraw singled Gehrig out as his starting player for the second game of the series, which the Yankees won, two to one.