- 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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