Henry Louis Gehrig Born: June 19, 1903, New York, New York Died: June 2, 1941, Bronx, New York Bats: Left Throws: Left Played For: New York Yankees (1923-1939) Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1939

Henry Louis Gehrig played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees and was know as the "Iron Horse". He was the first MLB player to have his jersey retired. He suffered from the incurable disease, ALS, or also know later as Lou Gehrig's disease.

One of the most well known Yankees this is Lou Gehrig. He made his debut to the MLB on the Yankees in 1923, and his last appearance was also on the Yankees in 1939. He was nicknamed "The Iron Horse". His batting average was .340. He was voted the best 1st baseman of all time. He died of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or "Lou Gehrigs Disease.

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Lou Gehrig- my all time favorite player

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Lou "The Iron Horse" Gehrig played in consecutive baseball games from 1925 to That record stood for over 55 years.

Lou Gehrig's speech on the 4th of July 1939. Despite the statistics that may state otherwise and that are misleading because his career was cut short, Lou Gerhig was the greatest Yankee who ever put on that uniform. May he always be remembered for what he still represents in spirit: THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES. Every Yankee should remember him and follow his legacy.

75 years ago today, Lou Gehrig delivered one of the most oft-quoted speeches in American history.

Lou Gehrig ~ "Henry Louis Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees (1923–1939). Gehrig set several major league records, including most career grand slams (23) and most consecutive games played (2,130). Gehrig is chiefly remembered for his prowess as a hitter and his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname 'The Iron Horse,' as well as the pathos of his farewell from…

This Day In Baseball History: July - Retiring New York Yankees’ legend Lou Gehrig made his ‘Luckiest Man’ speech at Yankee Stadium as the team held ‘Lou Gehrig Appreciation.

Pride of the Yankees - Lou Gehrig,  lost to the devastating awful fatal disease which took his name.

Lou Gehrig (Henry Louis Gehrig) Born: June New York, New York Died: June Bronx, New York Bats: Left Throws: Left Played For: New York Yankees Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1939

Found this in the vault. Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig doing some spring training workout warm ups. Love.

April 1939 - New York Yankees Lou Gehrig leaps over a bat held by Joe DiMaggio during spring training. Lou Gehrig played his last game on this day with the Yankees. He had previously played in consecutive games. (Sporting News Archives)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  "Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone dies from ALS. It has been over 140 years since the disease was first diagnosed and we still have no cure, no viable treatment, and no known cause." ALS is 100% fatal.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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My brother is named Gehrig (Mom watched Baseball much?) and now my son is named Gehrig. So this is the only love a NY Yankee will get from me.

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Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals Inc. will take its experimental Lou Gehrig’s disease drug into Phase III next year, representing a big move for the small Palo Alto company and a big victory for patients who fought to enroll an important mid-stage.

Lou Gehrig - I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Lou Gehrig, retirement day at Yankee Stadium, July 1939 - he gave his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech here.

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