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Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees

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MLB Lou Gehrig 1938 Action

One of the most well known Yankees this is Lou Gehrig. He made his debut to the MLB on the Yankees in 1923, and his last appearance was also on the Yankees in 1939. He was nicknamed "The Iron Horse". His batting average was .340. He was voted the best 1st baseman of all time. He died of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or "Lou Gehrigs Disease.

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lou gehrig's disease - Google Search

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Yankee sluggers pose together at Yankee Stadium Sept. 20, 1936. From left: Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Lazzeri. The Yankees went on to win the World Series over the New York Giants in six games.

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Henry Louis Gehrig Born: June 19, 1903, New York, New York Died: June 2, 1941, Bronx, New York Bats: Left Throws: Left Played For: New York Yankees (1923-1939) Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1939

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Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

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Lou Gehrig Swinging - 1927

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Lou Gehrig ~ "Henry Louis Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig set several major league records, including most career grand slams (23) and most consecutive games played (2,130). Gehrig is chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter and his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname 'The Iron Horse,' as well as the pathos of his farewell from…

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Vintage 1923, Lou Gehrig joins the New York Yankees, www.RevWill.com

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Lou Gehrig #baseball #legend #vintage

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Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig (1928) I have to love this even though I'm not a Yankees fan.

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The 17-Year-Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

On April 2, 1931, left-handed pitcher Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back-to-back. It only took her seven pitches total. | The Story Of The 17-Year-Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

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Lou Gehrig was the first baseball player to have his uniform number retired! "Lou was the most valuable player the Yankees ever had because he was the prime source of their greatest asset -- an implicit confidence in themselves and every man on the club." sportswriter Stanley Frank

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Until I Say Good-Bye

Book about coping with ALS. In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig''s disease. Susan, forty-five years old and a mother of three, already walks with braces and is losing her ability to speak. Though Susan cannot stop the rapid decline of her body, she refuses to let her life stop before its time. Since her diagnosis, Susan has made sure that every day counts."

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Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig go fishing!

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Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig - NY Yankees

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Lou Gehrig "In the beginning I used to make one terrible play a game. Then I got so I'd make one a week and finally I'd pull a bad one about once a month. Now, I'm trying to keep it down to one a season."

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His farewell speech is the most amazing act of gratitude I have ever heard. Soooo freakin awesome seeing his real letter from Mayo Clinic saying he had ALS when I was in Cooperstown. Not a good thing and what a legend, but something to see.

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Yankee stars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig pose in their “Bustin’ Babes” and “Larrupin Lous” uniforms from their 1927 barnstorming tour.

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