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.
The jersey Jackie Robinson brought home at the end of his historic rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers will be auctioned off next month. Watch a video about Robinson’s life and trailblazing career as the first black athlete in the MLB.