Lou Gehrig

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Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He finished with a career batting average of .340, an on-base percentage of .447, and a slugging percentage of .632, and he tallied 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in (RBIs). A seven-time All-Star and six-time World Series champion, Gehrig won the Triple Crown in 1934 and was twice named the American League's (AL) Most Valuable Player. Gehrig was the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired, and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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1938
Rawhide (1938)
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Speedy (1928)
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  • Lou Gehrig - Time Magazine [United States] (5 October 1936)

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Major League batting statistics for Lou Gehrig.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1923 NYY 13 26 6 11 4 1 1 9 0 2 5 0.423 0.464 0.769
1924 NYY 10 12 2 6 1 0 0 5 0 1 3 0.500 0.538 0.583
1925 NYY 126 437 73 129 23 10 20 68 6 46 49 0.295 0.365 0.531
1926 NYY 155 572 135 179 47 20 16 112 6 105 73 0.313 0.420 0.549
1927 NYY 155 584 149 218 52 18 47 175 10 109 84 0.373 0.474 0.765
1928 NYY 154 562 139 210 47 13 27 142 4 95 69 0.374 0.467 0.648
1929 NYY 154 553 127 166 32 10 35 126 4 122 68 0.300 0.431 0.584
1930 NYY 154 581 143 220 42 17 41 174 12 101 63 0.379 0.473 0.721
1931 NYY 155 619 163 211 31 15 46 184 17 117 56 0.341 0.446 0.662
1932 NYY 156 596 138 208 42 9 34 151 4 108 38 0.349 0.451 0.621
1933 NYY 152 593 138 198 41 12 32 139 9 92 42 0.334 0.424 0.605
1934 NYY 154 579 128 210 40 6 49 165 9 109 31 0.363 0.465 0.706
1935 NYY 149 535 125 176 26 10 30 119 8 132 38 0.329 0.466 0.583
1936 NYY 155 579 167 205 37 7 49 152 3 130 46 0.354 0.478 0.696
1937 NYY 157 569 138 200 37 9 37 159 4 127 49 0.351 0.473 0.643
1938 NYY 157 576 115 170 32 6 29 114 6 107 75 0.295 0.410 0.523
1939 NYY 8 28 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0.143 0.273 0.143
Career 2164 8001 1888 2721 534 163 493 1995 102 1508 790 - - -

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Major League fielding statistics for Lou Gehrig.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1923 NYY 13 - 53 3 4 4 0.933
1924 NYY 10 - 10 1 0 0 1.000
1925 NYY 126 - 1135 53 15 72 0.988
1926 NYY 155 - 1566 73 15 87 0.991
1927 NYY 155 - 1662 88 15 108 0.992
1928 NYY 154 - 1488 79 18 112 0.989
1929 NYY 154 - 1458 82 9 135 0.994
1930 NYY 154 - 1300 89 15 109 0.989
1931 NYY 155 - 1355 58 14 120 0.990
1932 NYY 156 - 1293 75 18 101 0.987
1933 NYY 152 - 1290 64 9 102 0.993
1934 NYY 154 - 1284 80 8 126 0.994
1935 NYY 149 - 1337 82 15 96 0.990
1936 NYY 155 - 1377 82 9 128 0.994
1937 NYY 157 - 1370 74 16 113 0.989
1938 NYY 157 - 1483 100 14 157 0.991
1939 NYY 8 - 64 4 2 5 0.971
Career 2164 - 19525 1087 196 1575 -

First NameLou
Middle NameLouis
Last NameGehrig
Full Name at BirthHenry Louis Gehrig
Other NamesThe Iron Horse
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Age37 (age at death)
Date of BirthJune 19, 1903
BirthplaceNew York, NY
Date of DeathJune 2, 1941
Location of DeathRiverdale, Bronx County, NY
Cause of DeathLou Gehrig's Disease
BuriedKensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY
Height6' (183 cm)
Weight200 lbs (90.7 kg)
Star SignGemini
SexualityStraight
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolHigh School of Commerce (New York, NY)
UniversityColumbia University
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionFirst Baseman
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MLB Debut15 June 1923
Last MLB Game30 April 1939
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by Special Election as Player in 1939.
Claim to FamePlayed 2,130 consecutive games

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