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Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig as a new Yankee 11 Jun 1923.jpg
Gehrig wi the New York Yankees in 1923
First baseman
Born: 19 Juin 1903(1903-06-19)
Yorkville, Manhattan, New York Ceety
Died: 2 Juin 1941(1941-06-02) (aged 37)
Riverdale, Bronx, New York Ceety
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 15, 1923, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
April 30, 1939, for the New York Yankees
MLB stateestics
Battin average.340
Hits2,721
Home runs493
Runs battit in1,995
Teams
Career heichlichts an awairds
Member o the National
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Induction1939
VoteSpecial Election

Henry Louis Gehrig, (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig[1] 19 Juin 1903 – 2 Juin 1941), nicknamed "the Iron Horse", wis an American basebaw first baseman that played his entire perfaisional career (17 saisons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, frae 1923 till 1939. Gehrig wis renawned for his prowess as a hitter an for his durability, that earned him his nickname "the Iron Horse." He wis an All-Star seiven consecutive times,[2] a Triple Crown winner ance,[3] an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice,[3] an a member o sax World Series champion teams. He haed a career .340 battin average, .632 sluggin average, an a .447 on base average. He hit 493 home runs an haed 1,995 runs battit in (RBI). In 1939, he wis electit tae the Baseball Hall of Fame[4] an wis the first MLB player tae hae his uniform nummer (4) reteert bi a team.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Castro, Tony (2018). Gehrig and the Babe: The Friendship and the Feud. Triumph Books. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-64125-004-7. 
  2. "All-Star Game History". Baseball Almanac. 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2007. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lou Gehrig Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  4. "Henry Louis Gehrig". National Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 11, 2017.