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Lou Gehrig(1903-1941)

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(1923-1939)

Basball Player Name: Lou Gehrig

Time period of Play:1923-1939

Position of Play: First Baseman

Lou Gehrig was nominated for the Greatest First Baseman by the Baseball Writers’Association. He had a strong fan following.
He mainly played for the New York Yankees. He nearly played for not less than 2130 games. He is best known for his unbreakable records. With an average of .340 and on-base percentage of .447, he was chosen for the first seven all-star games.
In 1927 and 1936, he won the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award. In 1934, he also won the Triple Crown. He started his career at an early age of 23 years. The 1926 World Series brought much fame to him when he hit .348 with two doubles and four RBIs. The baseball enthusiasts voted him for the Major League baseball All-Century Team in 1999. In his 15 years of career, he played for not less than 2130 games.
But, a fatal disease took him away from all of us. Lou Gehrig is one name that history is always going to remember for years to come.
 
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Personal Information

Full Name: Henry Louis Gehrig
Born:June 19, 1903
Died: June 2, 1941
Playing Position: First Baseman
 
 

Career

MLB debut was in June 15, 1923 for the New York Yankees and Last MLB appearance was in April 30, 1939 for the New York Yankees
 
Batting Average   .340
Hits    2,721
Home Runs    493
Runs Batted In    1,995
 
 

Teams

New York Yankees (1923-1939)
 

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