LAST GAME FOR ‘’THE IRON HORSE’’ ~ THIS DATE IN 1939

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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.

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One Response to “LAST GAME FOR ‘’THE IRON HORSE’’ ~ THIS DATE IN 1939”

  1. JOE COOK says:

    LOU GEHRIG IS PROBABLY BEST REMEMBERED FOR HIS CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED STREAK OF 2,130 THAT STOOD UNTILL MODERN DAY
    “IRON HORSE” CAL RIPKIEN JR. BROKE IT IN 1995.

    Set a record by playing in a consecutive streak of 2,130 professional baseball games throughout his career, despite 17 fractures in his hands, being beaned several times, having severe back pain and suffering various other illnesses and minor injuries. Gehrig’s record stood until Cal Ripken, Jr. broke it in 1995.

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