NAMES & FACES

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Lou Gehrig

The bat the “Iron Horse” used to hit his last two home runs, in an ex­hi­bi­tion game in 1939, is be­ing auc­tioned off again. Once owned by ac­tor Kurt Rus­sell’s fam­ily, the bat is part of a Yan­kees Legends of­fer­ing by Her­itage Auc­tions. The en­tire col­lec­tion is from one owner and has mostly Yan­kees-re­lated mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing a bat used by Roger Maris in the 1961 sea­son when he hit a then­record 61st homer. Gehrig gave the bat he used for the homers in the ex­hi­bi­tion game to Bing Rus­sell, Kurt Rus­sell’s fa­ther, who was a bat­boy with the Yan­kees. It stayed in the fam­ily un­til Jill Franco, Kurt Rus­sell’s sis­ter and the mother of for­mer ma­jor­lea­guer Matt Franco, sold it in an auc­tion in Novem­ber 2011 for $403,664.

John Scott

Few things in life rat­tle the 6foot-8, 260-pound for­mer NHL en­forcer. Then he tried act­ing — and was ter­ri­fied. “It’s a dif­fer­ent kind of nerves,” Scott said. “I’ve been in front of big sta­di­ums, I’ve fist-fought tough guys and that’s nerve-rack­ing. It’s so much dif­fer­ent walk­ing onto a stage where you’re the new guy and you don’t re­ally know what to do.” The lov­able lug, who made head­lines when fans voted him into the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, in which he then won MVP hon­ors, is 35, re­tired and con­sid­er­ing his next move. Al­though Scott en­joyed tap­ing an episode of the CBS drama “S.W.A.T.” and likely will make a cameo ap­pear­ance in the movie about his story, “A Guy Like Me,” he won’t star as him­self or pur­sue an act­ing ca­reer.

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