The Roster
A directory of major league baseball players.  

Lou Gehrig

Hall of Famers #48 Lou Gehrig Baseball Card

New York Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp had a headache on June 2, 1925. He asked for the day off. A rookie, 22-year-old Lou Gehrig, took Pipp's place. For the next 2,130 games, Lou Gehrig was never out of the Yankees lineup. He didn't leave until May 2, 1939. A Muscle and spine disease known as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) forced him to retire. The disease is now commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Lou set a major-league record that still stands for most home runs with bases full: 23. For his powerful hitting and record-breaking 2,130 consecurive games played, he was called the Iron Horse of the Yankees. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.. ~ Baseball, 1991
Lou Gehrig Signed 1938 World Champs New York Yankees Baseball

Lou Gehrig 1961 Baseball Card
1961 Fleer Baseball Card
Lou Gehrig Autographed Baseball
Lou Gehrig Autographed Baseball
Lou Gehrig Signed Photo
Lou Gehrig Signed Photo
Lou Gehrig Baseball Card
Baseball Card


by Jane Duden
Crestwood House, 1991

Luckiest Man
The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig
by Jonathan Eig 

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