- NAME: Lou Gehrig
- OCCUPATION: Baseball Player
- BIRTH DATE: June 19, 1903
- DEATH DATE: June 02, 1941
- EDUCATION: Columbia University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Henry Louis Gehrig
- AKA: Lou Gehrig
- Originally: Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig
- Nickname: The Iron Horse
- Nickname: Columbia Lou
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Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig played for the New York Yankees in the 1920s and 1930s, setting the mark for consecutive games played. He died of ALS in 1941.
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Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig played for the New York Yankees in the 1920s and 1930s, setting the mark for consecutive games played. He was diagnosed with ALS in 1939 and retired from baseball. He died in 1941.
Hank Aaron is a former major league baseball player who played for 23 seasons who started out in the Negro Leagues in the 1950s.
While serving in the military, Jackie Robinson was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a segregated bus. In 1947, he made history when his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball.
Babe Ruth admitted to being a "big boob" after he suffered the big belly ache, which turned out to be an intestinal abscess.
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