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Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig - Notable Historical Events

Lou GehrigSep 27, 1923

Hank AaronAug 20, 1965

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Lou Gehrig - Historical Events
Date Event
1923-09-27

NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

1925-06-01

Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consec games)

1925-06-02

NY Yankee Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak

1925-07-23

NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

1927-06-23

Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

1927-09-02

Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers

1927-10-11

Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

1928-06-12

NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

1929-05-04

Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

1930-06-22

Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

1930-07-31

Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13

1930-09-28

Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

1931-04-02

Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

1931-04-26

Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season

1931-08-18

Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game

1931-09-20

Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184

1931-09-27

Lou Gehrig completes his 6th straight season, playing in every game (.3486) Jim Bottomley (.3481)

1932-06-03

Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13

1932-06-23

Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)

1933-06-14

Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games

1933-08-17

Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

1934-06-25

NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

1934-09-25

Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

1934-11-03

Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP

1934-11-20

Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0

1935-06-08

Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

1936-10-16

Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

1938-08-20

Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam

1939-05-02

Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2

1939-06-21

NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

1939-07-03

Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech

1939-07-04

Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day

1939-12-07

Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1941-07-06

NY Yankees unveil a monument to Lou Gehrig in centerfield

1965-08-20

Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team

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Lou Gehrig - Notable Birthdays

Lou GehrigJun 19, 1903

Lou Gehrig - Birthdays
Date Event
1903-06-19

Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], "Iron Horse", 1st baseman for NY Yankees (d. 1941)

1906-05-23

Willis Hudlin, Lou Gehrig

1924-06-22

Joseph Durso, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

Lou Gehrig - Notable Weddings

Lou GehrigSep 29, 1933

Lou Gehrig - Weddings
Date Event
1933-09-29

NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Lou Gehrig - Notable Deaths

Lou GehrigJun 2, 1941

Lou Gehrig - Deaths
Date Event
1941-06-02

Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

1941-06-02

Lou Gehrig, Rawhide

1984-03-06

Eleanor Gehrig, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

2002-08-05

Willis Hudlin, Lou Gehrig

2004-12-31

Joseph Durso, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story


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