Gehrig wi the New York Yankees in 1923
|Born: 19 Juin 1903|
Yorkville, Manhattan, New York Ceety
|Died: 2 Juin 1941 (aged 37)|
Riverdale, Bronx, New York Ceety
|June 15, 1923, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 30, 1939, for the New York Yankees|
|Runs battit in||1,995|
|Career heichlichts an awairds|
|Member o the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
Henry Louis Gehrig, (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig 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, a Triple Crown winner ance, an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice, 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 an wis the first MLB player tae hae his uniform nummer (4) reteert bi a team.
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