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Lou Gehrig

Full Name: Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig]
Nationality: American

Profession: Baseball Player
Why Famous: American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees (1923–1939).

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 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.

Born: 19th June, 1903
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Died: 2nd June, 1941 (aged 37)
Cause of Death: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease

Married Life

1933-09-29 - NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Historical Events in the Life of Lou Gehrig

1923-09-27 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs
1925-06-01 - Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)
1925-06-02 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak
1925-07-23 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
1927-06-23 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox
1927-09-02 - Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
1927-10-11 - Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
1928-06-12 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7
1929-05-04 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
1930-06-22 - Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
1930-07-31 - Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13
1930-09-28 - Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
1931-04-02 - Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1931-04-26 - Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
1931-08-18 - Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game
1931-09-20 - Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
1931-09-27 - Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)
1932-06-03 - Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13
1932-06-23 - Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
1933-06-14 - Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
1933-08-17 - Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
1934-06-25 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2
1934-09-25 - Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1934-11-03 - Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP
1934-11-20 - Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0
1935-06-08 - Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game
1936-10-16 - Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA
1938-08-20 - Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam
1939-05-02 - Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2
1939-06-21 - NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1939-07-03 - Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech
1939-07-04 - Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
1939-12-07 - Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1941-07-06 - NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

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