Legendary Baseball Star Lou Gehrig Dies At Age 37- This Day 1941

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Baseball’s legendary Iron Horse- Lou Gehrig died at the age of 37 on this day in 1941 Gehrig had been forced into retirement a couple years earlier when it was discovered he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [now commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.}  Gehrig played 2130 games in a row- a record that most people thought would stand forever, it did until Cal Ripken Jr came along. Gehrig also has held the record for most career Grand Slams-with 23. He now shares that record with A-Fraud- Alex Rodriguez. Lou Gehrig had incredible numbers and when you think about it-he retired before turning 36 years old. Had he been healthy and played a normal career his number would have been even more incredible. One of the greatest Yankees of all-times. My Mount Rushmore of New York Yankees would be- The Babe, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and The Mick.

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