Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He played his 17-year baseball career entirely with the New
York Yankees (1923-1939). His career was cut short by ALS, now commonly known
as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gehrig holds the record for most career gland slams at
23 total. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. In 1941 Lou Gehrig
died of the neuromuscular disease at the age of 37. He was voted the greatest first baseman of all time in 1969 by the Baseball Writer’s Association.