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Gr 1 and up: Lou Gehrig's perseverance is legendary. During fourteen years as a first baseman for the New York Yankees, he played in a record 2,130 consecutive games, earning himself the nickname Iron Horse. Lou loved baseball and considered himself a very lucky man, even though on his thirty-sixth birthday he was diagnosed with a rare and fatal disease.

"Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man" by David A. Adler and illustrated by Terry Widener is a picture book.

New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig

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Lou Gehrig, NY Yankees 1951 Bowman "Card That Never Was" Arthur Miller, 2016

June 1 1925 Lou Gehrig entered the game as a pinch-hitter to start his streak! Coincidentally it's the same day I started my streak of 5475 days being married to my wife!

Seventy-five years ago, Lou Gehrig would play his last baseball game on April 30, 1939, ending his consecutive games played streak at 2,130....

June 1903 - Lou Gehrig was born In the first image, New York Yankees Louis H. (Lou) Gehrig (Charles M. Conlon/Sporting News Archives) In the second image, New York Yankees Lou Gehrig is.

mightyflynn:  Lou Gehrig, ca. 1935 Photo by Forrest S. Yantis via National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

mightyflynn: Lou Gehrig, ca. 1935 Photo by Forrest S. Yantis via National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum