Henry Louis Gehrig Born: June 19, 1903, New York, New York Died: June 2, 1941, Bronx, New York Bats: Left Throws: Left Played For: New York Yankees (1923-1939) Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1939

Henry Louis Gehrig played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees and was know as the "Iron Horse". He was the first MLB player to have his jersey retired. He suffered from the incurable disease, ALS, or also know later as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Lou Gehrig - I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Lou Gehrig, retirement day at Yankee Stadium, July 1939 - he gave his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech here.

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth - Gehrig went on to win 8 world series and Ruth and Mantle hold the distinction of hitting the longest home runs of all time

Lou Gehrig- my all time favorite player

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75 years ago today… The great Lou Gehrig ends his consecutive games-played streak at Suffering from ALS, the Iron Horse would hang his hat for good all too soon on July “I might have.

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My brother is named Gehrig (Mom watched Baseball much?) and now my son is named Gehrig. So this is the only love a NY Yankee will get from me.

Lou Gehrig ~ "Henry Louis Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig set several major league records, including most career grand slams (23) and most consecutive games played (2,130). Gehrig is chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter and his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname 'The Iron Horse,' as well as the pathos of his farewell from…

This Day In Baseball History: July - Retiring New York Yankees’ legend Lou Gehrig made his ‘Luckiest Man’ speech at Yankee Stadium as the team held ‘Lou Gehrig Appreciation.

One of the most well known Yankees this is Lou Gehrig. He made his debut to the MLB on the Yankees in 1923, and his last appearance was also on the Yankees in 1939. He was nicknamed "The Iron Horse". His batting average was .340. He was voted the best 1st baseman of all time. He died of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or "Lou Gehrigs Disease.

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  "Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone dies from ALS. It has been over 140 years since the disease was first diagnosed and we still have no cure, no viable treatment, and no known cause." ALS is 100% fatal.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig. Greatest first baseman of all time.

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Known as the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig was long viewed as an accomplished first basemen for the New York Yankees who most notably playing in 2130 consecutive games

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Lou Gehrig hit a home run during game 4 of 1936 Giants - Yankees World Series at Yankee Stadium, Bill Dickey is up next.