Lou Gehrig Biography

Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, a trait which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse". He finished with a career batting average of .340, an on-base percentage of .447, and a slugging percentage of .632, and he tallied 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in. A seven-time All-Star and six-time World Series champion, Gehrig won the Triple Crown in 1934 and was twice named the American League's Most Valuable Player. Gehrig was the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired, and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

A native of New York City and attendee of Columbia University, Gehrig signed with the Yankees in 1923. He set several major league records during his career, including the most career grand slams and most consecutive games played, a record that stood for 56 years and was long considered unbreakable until surpassed by Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1995. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Lou Gehrig
Full Name:
Henry Louis Gehrig
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Actor
Religion:
Lutheranism
Date of Birth:
June 19, 1903
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
June 2, 1941
Age at Death:
37
Cause of Death:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Motor neuron disease
Marriages
  • 1933-09-29
    NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York
Lou Gehrig Timeline
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