Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis Gehrig was born on June 19, 1902. On June 2, 1925, Yankee manager Miller Huggins put Gehrig in the lineup as first baseman. This was the first game of a record-setting run for the young ballplayer. He played in 2130 consecutive games. He was the first major league player to hit four homeruns in a single game, June 3, 1932. He holds the record for the most career grand slams.

The "Iron Horse" died on June 2, 1941 of ALS, which has become known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."

Image: Wikipedia


Lin said...

Wow--I didn't realize he played that many consecutive games! I guess he loved the sport, eh?

vanilla said...

Lin, Gehrig had a great run, and died much too young.